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Digital x-rays are an essential diagnostic tool. They help us get a full view of your smile, including what’s happening below the gumline.

Digital technology makes x-rays safer and easier.

At our Washington, DC orthodontic office, we use a state-of-the-art, digital x-ray device. It takes x-rays more quickly and comfortably, while exposing patients to significantly less radiation than conventional x-rays.

There is no film to develop, the images are crisp and clear, and thanks to the improved accuracy, fewer retakes are needed. This means the process isn’t just safer, it’s also more precise and saves you time.

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Why do orthodontists need to take dental x-rays?

Digital x-rays allow Dr. Sonia Talley and Dr. Katie Clark to see dental and facial structures that normally aren’t visible, such as the jawbone, tooth roots and permanent teeth that haven’t erupted yet. This provides them with the information they need to develop an accurate diagnosis and plan tooth movements in a way that’s safe and efficient.

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See The Benefits
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Instead of processing film, digital images show up instantly on our computer screen. And if you need us to share your x-rays with another provider, we can do it with just a few clicks.

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Digital x-rays emit up to 80% less radiation than conventional x-rays and require fewer retakes. Our team takes all precautions and is able to adjust exposure according to a patient’s age.

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The high-definition, clear images ensure the most accurate diagnosis and precise treatment plan. Our team can use the images to walk you through our findings.

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Digital x-rays are better for our patients, our team members and the environment, because there are no chemicals or film involved.

Schedule your complimentary consultation today!

Every beautiful, confident smile we create starts with a consultation. Schedule an exam for you or your child at our boutique orthodontic practice today! We are conveniently located in Tenleytown, DC with easy access to the Tenleytown-AU metro station, bus stops and street parking.