With a CBCT scan, the orthodontist can visualize the precise location of critical anatomic structures in all three dimensions. CBCT imaging provides invaluable information in cases involving impacted cuspids, supernumerary evaluation, planning early treatment, tooth size and eruption sequencing predictions, third molar post orthodontic analysis, growth prediction, and ectopic eruption patterns.
In orthodontic cases, CBCT imaging provides highly accurate viewing of impacted supernumerary or abnormal teeth in relationship to other structures, such as roots, nasal fossa, and sinuses. This allows the oral surgeon to plan prior to a procedure and discuss the treatment strategy with the patient and his or her family. Specialized imaging software allows instant image acquisition of pan/ceph images and contains 200 tracing and analysis protocols to quickly and accurately trace cephalometric radiographs and create progress superimpositions.