Computerized Visual Imaging Specialist

Millennium Park Orthodontics

Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics located in The Loop, Chicago, IL

Computerized visual imaging is a powerful tool for orthodontic planning today. At Millennium Park Orthodontics in Chicago, Howard Spector, DDS, and his experienced team use computerized visual imaging to determine how your jaw and the bone around it will change with planned orthodontic treatment. This state-of-the-art imaging can help Dr. Spector plan the most effective treatment for you. Book your appointment online or by phone today.

Computerized Visual Imaging Q & A

Millennium Park Orthodontics

What is computerized visual imaging?

Computerized visual imaging is a diagnostic X-ray imaging system that helps orthodontists plan orthodontic treatments. You'll typically undergo a computerized visual imaging session during your first appointment. Millennium Park Orthodontics uses the state-of-the-art computerized visual imaging system from Quick Ceph® Systems.

What is the computerized visual imaging process?

You'll sit or stand quietly, and Dr. Spector or another care provider may reposition you as needed to get the best images. The computerized visual imaging process usually focuses on your side views.

In most cases, computerized visual imaging only takes seconds. The X-ray images are developed on site at Millennium Park Orthodontics, and will usually be ready for Dr. Spector to examine within 5-10 minutes.

Next, Dr. Spector traces the ceph, which means that he puts tracing paper atop the X-rays and performs calculations that reveal how your jaw and mouth will respond to orthodontic treatment. Dr. Spector looks at several different orthodontic treatment routes using ceph graphing, so he can determine which kind of treatment is likely to be best for you.

How is computerized visual imaging different from standard X-rays?

Computerized visual imaging is similar to standard X-rays in some ways. It's most similar to a panoramic X-ray that shows the jaw and all of the upper and lower teeth. The main difference is that computerized visual imaging with the Quick Ceph System is particularly well-suited to orthodontic diagnosis and planning.

The team at Millennium Park Orthodontics strongly believes in using the latest and most up-to-date technology to plan your treatment, and that's exactly what the Quick Ceph system offers.

How often do I need to have computerized visual imaging?

Most patients have computerized visual imaging during their initial appointment before treatment begins. After that, you may not have another computerized visual imaging session until you finish treatment. However, in some cases, Dr. Spector may recommend a mid-treatment computerized visual imaging session to make sure your progress is on track.

Ready to get started on your new smile? Use the online booking tool or call the office today to schedule your consultation.