Patient should be at a comfortable, direct angle to the camera while standing or seating. High quality photos assist our doctor team to create the best treatment plan possible.
The patient’s natural smile line is very important for us while designing the treatment plan. It provides information on esthetics and soft tissues proportions.
It is important to take this photo with the correct head position and lighting. Any change in the angulation can result in confusion regarding the patient’s actual skeletal condition. Ideally, the whole side of the face should be visible in the picture with no shadows.
Should be taken using cheek retractors and while patient sitting in the dental chair.
Using a mirror is very important to capture all the tooth surfaces, as well as using a retractor to move the lips away from the teeth. If the mirror starts getting foggy, use air to dry it while the picture is taken.
Tip: Have patient tilt their head forward to easily capture the full arch image.
Tip: Ask the patient to put their tongue behind the mirror, so it won’t block the lingual surface of the anterior teeth.
Tip: It is important to be able to see the canine and molar relationship.
Tip: It is important to be able to see the canine and molar relationship