Dental Imaging Techniques

The initial consultation with our dentist is mostly for evaluation, routine check-up or to identify the cause of the prevailing dental condition. Today, the type of x ray used during the comprehensive examination can deliver instant results, making it convenient for the dentist to quickly identify the problem and determine treatment.


A CEPH x-ray, also known as a Cephalometric Analysis is a type of panoramic x-ray that is used to get a look at the entire bone structure of your neck and head. This can be done by our dentist to identify if there are any developmental problems in the jaw, neck and head area which could be causing problems with proper development in the oral and facial bones of your face.

This tool is useful for determining underbites and overbites and helps to predict the movement of teeth when applying various treatments. Keeping the condition of the jaw in mind, this tool can work out how the teeth will be fixed and predict how soon the results can be seen. Braces, in particular, require careful planning to eliminate the chances of causing undue damage to the bone structure, which makes this type of x rays beneficial.

Identifying the issue is the first step for our dentist to further decide on a suitable treatment. Family Orthodontics of Olathe in Olathe, Kansas has a dedicated team of professionals on board to evaluate and correct all of your dental needs. If you have any questions regarding our dental imaging services or would like to come in for a consultation and quote, contact us today to schedule an appointment 913-815-3293.