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Why Does the Orthodontist Need to X-Ray?

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Orthodontics FAQ King George

One of the most frequently asked questions by our patients here at Beecroft Orthodontics before receiving their King George Orthodontic treatment is, “why does the orthodontist need to x-ray”?

The answer is actually quite simple. When it comes to creating an individualized orthodontic treatment plan, x-rays have proven to be one of the most valuable diagnostic tools available in the world today. Not only do they aid in identifying any concealed alignment or structural issues in the patient’s jaws and teeth, they also help determine possible tooth growth, direction and movement, which gives an insight into the connection between the tooth and its impinging structures. Without this powerful tool, it would be much more difficult, if not impossible, to catch certain diseases and damage that wouldn’t otherwise be visible to the naked eye.

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