Ladd Orthodontics in Kokomo & Peru, Indiana
How Digital X-rays Work
We use the latest X-ray technology, known as digital radiography, which uses an electronic sensor to capture and store digital images of your teeth. The images can be enlarged and viewed many times to ensure proper treatment of your mouth’s unique needs.
The process of taking digital radiography is quicker and more comfortable than the process of taking X-ray film. It also reduces radiation exposure by a significant amount. Because the digital images can be viewed instantly, we will be able to detect and diagnose any abnormalities and problems at a faster and more efficient rate.
What are Digital X-rays Used For?
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Knowing the condition of your oral cavity can help avoid more damage from something you didn’t get checked. It’s not hard to imagine the problems hidden in our mouths that are a result of simply not thinking about them.
Thanks to digital radiography, our well-trained team is able to detect many concealed problems you may be unaware of. These could include bone loss, decay between your teeth, poor tooth and root positions as well as any underlining problems inside a tooth or below the gumline. Using this information, we can give you an accurate, updated assessment and treatment plan.
It’s natural for people to be wary of radiation. However, it’s good to remember that we are all exposed to some natural radiation in our environment. Digital X-rays are shown to produce significantly lower levels of radiation in comparison to conventional X-rays. LADD Orthodontics always puts the safety of our clients first and foremost.
Digital X-rays are the best option because they provide a safer, more comfortable option that also reduces your time in the office. Because this is a digital image, it also eliminates the harmful waste and chemicals released while developing X-rays. We work hard to keep everyone safe and well informed.