Why would a dentist want to take extraoral photos of you? There are several reasons. One is to take before and after photos. If you’ve ever seen before and after photos on TV or online, they’re taken using the same type of digital camera that Dr. Klayman uses. Before and after photos are an excellent way to showcase your progress with cosmetic and restorative procedures.
For example, before you start your first set of Invisalign trays, we’ll take extraoral photos of your teeth so we have them to look back on later. Because you see your smile every day, sometimes you don’t realize just how much it’s changed until you see the evidence in photos. Veneers, braces and teeth whitening procedures are some more common examples.
Aside from before and after photos, these images can also be helpful in identifying any problems. The camera takes professional-quality images that show great detail. This makes it easy for Dr. Klayman to note potential issues and to explain them to you in a way that you can see. It’s also a good opportunity for you to point out any cosmetic changes you’d like to make.