When treating patients, 3-D images gives Dr. Cooke a superior view of what she is diagnosing and allows her to effectively determine the next step toward a beautiful smile and excellent bite.
How it works:
Dr. Cooke employs a cone beam computed tomography machine (CBCT) that provides a 3-D rendering of her patient's mouth, jaws and head, compared to the 2-D view offered by traditional x-rays.
Why it is better:
More efficient - Allows Dr. Cooke to see the whole mouth and jaws in just ONE image
More precise - Gives a view of how the teeth align with one another, how they align with the jaws and how the jaws align with each other
More in-depth - The CBCT images allow us to evaluate teeth, bones, sinuses and airways.
How long does it take:
Most images are captured in 9 to 14 seconds!
3-D dental imaging is becoming the new standard of orthodontic care!