3D Cone Beam Dental Technology

3D cone beam, dental technology


Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is a specialized type of X-ray technology used extensively in dental and orthodontic practices, including at My Orthodontist in Bayonne. Unlike traditional two-dimensional dental X-rays, a CBCT scan provides a detailed three-dimensional view and cross-sectional images of the target area. This advanced imaging technology is crucial for accurately diagnosing and planning treatments for various dental conditions.

Applications of CBCT in Dental Practice

CBCT imaging is invaluable in several dental scenarios:

  1. Dental Implants: Precise placement of dental implants requires accurate imaging. CBCT provides detailed information about the jawbone structure, including bone density and dimensions, which helps in planning the exact placement of the implants.
  2. Complex Root Canals: CBCT helps identify the intricate root canal anatomy, detect hidden canals, and assess the extent of infections during complex root canal procedures.
  3. Tooth Extractions: CBCT gives a clear view of the tooth’s position relative to surrounding structures like nerves and sinuses, particularly for impacted teeth, aiding in safe and efficient extractions.
  4. Diagnosis of Pain or Infection: When the source of dental pain or infection is unclear from a standard X-ray, CBCT can provide a comprehensive view to accurately identify the problem.
  5. Orthodontic Planning: CBCT is essential in orthodontics for evaluating tooth alignment, bone structure, and the relationship between different craniofacial structures, ensuring precise and effective treatment planning.

The Difference Between CBCT and Traditional CT or CAT Scans

CBCT differs significantly from hospital-based CT or CAT scans in both function and benefits:

  • Radiation Exposure: One of the primary advantages of CBCT over traditional CT scans is the lower radiation dose. CBCT emits much less radiation, making it safer for patients, especially when repeated imaging is required.
  • Imaging Technique: Hospital CT scans capture parallel X-ray images from the top to the bottom of the head. These images can have gaps the computer needs to fill, sometimes leading to less accurate reconstructions. In contrast, CBCT scans involve the X-ray source and detector rotating around the patient’s head, capturing overlapping images from various angles. This method ensures no gaps in the data, resulting in a more precise and comprehensive 3D image.
  • Image Quality: CBCT provides highly detailed images that are particularly beneficial for dental and orthodontic applications. The 3D photos offer a complete picture of the area of interest, critical for accurate diagnosis and treatment planning.

Benefits of Cone Beam 3D Imaging at My Orthodontist

At My Orthodontist, we leverage the benefits of CBCT to enhance our diagnostic and treatment capabilities:

  • Enhanced Diagnostic Accuracy: The detailed 3D images produced by CBCT allow our orthodontists to diagnose conditions more accurately. This ensures that the treatment plans are tailored precisely to the patient’s needs, leading to better outcomes.
  • Minimal Radiation Exposure: CBCT scans at My Orthodontist expose patients to very low radiation levels, comparable to a single day’s natural background radiation. This minimal exposure reduces the risk associated with radiation while still providing high-quality diagnostic information.
  • Comprehensive Treatment Planning: The precise images from CBCT are instrumental in planning complex dental procedures. Whether placing implants, performing root canals, or planning orthodontic treatments, CBCT helps visualize the exact anatomy and make informed decisions.
  • Improved Patient Experience: Patients benefit from shorter and more efficient treatment times due to the accurate planning and diagnostics provided by CBCT. Additionally, the quick and non-invasive nature of CBCT scans contributes to a more comfortable patient experience.


My Orthodontist invested in modern CBCT technology to enhance diagnostic accuracy, improve patient outcomes, and ensure the highest standard of care. This advanced imaging provides detailed 3D views with minimal radiation, enabling precise treatment planning for complex dental procedures, and ultimately leading to better and safer patient experiences.


Our patients deserve the best dental technology to create the most incredible smiles. By utilizing advanced CBCT imaging, we ensure precise diagnostics and effective treatments, delivering superior results. Our commitment to cutting-edge technology ensures every patient enjoys a healthy, beautiful smile with optimal care and comfort.

Contact My Orthodontist for Advanced 3D Cone Beam Dental Technology

At My Orthodontist, we are committed to utilizing the latest dental technology to provide the highest standard of care. If you have any questions about CBCT or how it can benefit your dental treatment, please don’t hesitate to contact us. You can reach us at 201-355-2467 or email us. Our team is here to provide all the information you need and ensure you receive the best possible care.


At My Orthodontist, we proudly offer CBCT imaging as part of our comprehensive suite of dental services, ensuring that our patients receive the most accurate diagnoses and effective treatments available.