Ceph X-ray machines are used by dental professionals to capture the side of the face, including the skull and neck view. Viewing patient anatomy at this angle helps diagnose concerns with the head, neck, and jaw, and is particularly useful for orthodontic work when comparing pre- and post-treatment.
Offering a critical radiographic image for diagnosis and treatment, in-house ceph X-rays are common among orthodontists, oral surgeons, and general practitioners. Today, taking a cephalometric X-ray can either be done with a ceph attachment, either built into a 2D panoramic machine or 3D CBCT system, depending on the imaging needs of your practice. And, as an essential tool for many dental professionals, many brands have developed quality X-ray machines with ceph attachments.
Whether you’re just getting started with a ceph X-ray machine for the first time, or you’re looking to upgrade your current equipment, you may be searching for ways to purchase that will connect you to making the right investment for your practice. Today, we’re sharing the top ways dental professionals can find ceph X-ray machines, as well as how to compare their options.
One of the more obvious places to start your purchase is through a reputable dental equipment dealer. Dealers are typically knowledgeable across a variety of leading brands and can guide your purchase based on your unique imaging needs. Particularly if you’ve used a dealer in the past you like, this step may be a great starting point to gather more information about what you’ll use your equipment for, as well as the space you’ll have available, to configure the right equipment for your budget.
If you don’t have experience with a dealer, you’ll likely want to vet your choice based on their years of experience, customer reviews, colleagues, and referrals.
Other doctors in your network, whether colleagues, conference attendees, or graduates of the same university, may also be able to assist you with your new equipment purchase. They may also be able to point you to manufacturers, models, and brands they’ve used that they like or dislike to help guide your search. And, in some cases, you may be able to purchase second-hand from a referral who’s looking to upgrade.
Your investment in a ceph X-ray imaging system can be a significant purchase for your practice. While you may not complete this large transaction online, the internet is a great place to educate yourself on available brands, desirable features, and current market prices. You can also compare equipment and see reviews to help guide your search. Many doctors start their search online, where they can see neutral reviews from other dental professionals instead of relying on the dealer’s word only.
Upgrading Existing Equipment
Some dental practices work with an on-site orthodontist, who will likely require a ceph X-ray to see patients. If your practice already has a 2D panoramic or 3D CBCT machine, some manufacturers, such as Sirona and Planmeca, offer models made specifically to be upgraded with a ceph attachment later on. While this option may be appealing from a convenience standpoint, the cost to send a certified technician to upgrade your equipment can cost anywhere from $50,000 to $60,000 and even more. For many, comparing this option to purchasing a new system may make more financial and practical sense.
Save 30% to 50% Off New List Prices
For over 10 years, Renew Digital has been the leader in certified pre-owned dental imaging systems. They frequently save their customers 30% to 50% off the price of new systems and often accept their used imaging equipment for trade-in value.
They offer their customers the best guidance on equipment, regardless of brand, because they carry a wide inventory of pan/ceph X-ray machines in addition to 2D panoramic, CBCT systems, and intraoral scanners. Because they sell such a wide range of certified pre-owned equipment, they offer a brand-neutral approach and speak with their customers about their practice needs to find the best solution from both past and current generation models of digital dental imaging systems.
Begin your purchase with a call to Renew Digital at 888-246-5611 or contact them by completing an online form.