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Cephalogram

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Male, Female
Test Preparation
  1. Pregnant women should inform their doctor (and x-ray technician) as the radiations may affect the fetus. If needed, precautions can be taken to lower the radiation exposure to the fetus.
  2. Depending on the area to be imaged, you may be asked to wear a hospital gown at the time of the scan.

Overview


What is Cephalogram?

Cephalography is a visualisation technique that provides a clear picture of the structures of the face and the skull. The technique employs X-rays to provide images of teeth, skull, facial bones and other soft tissue in the area. It is a simple procedure and there are no complications associated.


The images obtained through a cephalography are used to assess proportionate growth in children, alignment of teeth with respect to the jaw structure, growth of the skull and forehead with respect to other facial bones and jaw. It is ideal that you undergo a cephalography for any of the above reasons or to study the effect of treatment that you have been undergoing for structural deformity of the face, skull or teeth.

Why is Cephalogram done?

  1. • To monitor growth patterns in children by assessing the relationship between teeth and jaws, other soft tissues of the face with teeth and jaws and the rest of the skull; • To detect any problems in the dentition, jaws, bones or other soft tissues in the region and to guide treatment procedures

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