A panorex is a very impressive piece of imaging machinery in that it is capable of identifying many issues and structures that a normal x-ray is not. Initially your child will stand with the chin on a small ledge. Once positioned in the machine, it will rotate around the entire head taking a full 360 degree view of the teeth, head, sinuses and bones.
The ability to view the full structure of the head as a whole is very informative to the dentist. It will allow us to see any potential problems and make sure that everything is functioning as it should be. The panoramic image is capable of capturing specific types of structural problems, infections or asymmetry in the jaws as well as many other markers.