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2D/3D Hybrid Simply more options.

2D/3D hybrid units Orthophos SL, Orthophos XG

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Whether you opt for our flagship solution featuring some really revolutionary technologies (Orthophos SL 3D) or the most popular 2D/3D hybrid unit worldwide (Orthophos XG 3D), you can always rely on best image quality at the lowest dose for better, safer, faster dentistry.

Combined with Dentsply Sirona's Sidexis 4 imaging software, you enrich your practice with a variety of treatment solution options in several fields of specialization, i.e.  implantology, endodontics and sleep apnea treatment.




Benefits at a glance

Not only sharing the same name, both Orthophos SL 3D and Orthophos XG 3D are based on a proven successful hardware platform and software system. This gives you:

  • Efficient diagnostics thanks to exceptional image quality

    Always following the ALARA principle, our 2D/3D hybrid solutions make sure that you can count on the image quality you need for the given indication at the lowest possible dose.

  • Keep your practice running reliably thanks to proven quality

    With more than 100,000 units sold worldwide, we can say one thing for sure: Orthophos units stand for best in class reliability.

  • Reproducable results thanks to easy handling

    The stable patient positioning systems as well as the intuitive control panel have been designed to minimize the learning curve and support your practice efficiency.

  • Broader practice offering with modern treatment solutions

    Our smart treatment solutions are perfect companions for our x-ray units, giving you new possibilities for your practice offering, now or later.

3D imaging: Experience the difference

3D technology is becoming increasingly well established in dental practices around the world. For more precise diagnoses and explanations of treatment, 3D X-rays offers a number of advantages. Whether for superimposed teeth, unexpected nerve canal paths, hidden roots, or temporomandibular joint anomalies, 3D images are of inestimable value for a large number of diagnoses. With the Orthophos XG 3D and the Orthophos SL 3D from Dentsply Sirona, several hundred individual images are produced with the 3D X-ray in the space of just a few seconds. Using this data, the software generates a 3D image of the jaw section. The practitioner is able to take a "virtual tour" of the scanned volume and assess the data from every dimension.

Gallery of sample 3D images

  • 11 cm x 10 cm implant case
  • 8 cm x 8 cm implant case
  • 5 cm x 5 cm HD 80µm case
  • 5 cm x 5 cm Low Dose volume (Orthophos SL only), 3 µSv, displaced tooth case

Our 2D/3D hybrid products

Orthophos SL 3D

The most versatile 2D/3D hybrid unit features revolutionary technology and patented positioning solutions. An optional ceph arm adds to it's broad range of offerings.

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Orthophos XG 3D

Simply reliable. Every day. This and a smart design which perfectly matches daily tasks is what makes Orthophos XG 3D the most popular 2D/3D hybrid unit worldwide.

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Highlight features of our 2D/3D hybrid family:

Variety of volumes

Our fields of view were developed to match your needs. Starting with a focused 5 cm x 5.5 cm FoV for endodontical or single implant cases up to 11 cm x 10 cm* for the complete dentition and upper airway analysis, you decide which volume is the right one for you. (*11 cm x 10 cm Orthophos SL only)

No shine on MARS

Metal artifacts present a challenge for 3D imaging. With three-dimensional reconstruction, radiopaque objects create shadowing and streaks. Especially for patients with metal restorations, these artifacts make diagnostics more problematic. The MARS (metal artifact reduction software) reduces metal artifacts from 3D images significantly. This improves the image quality substantially and renders diagnostics easier.  

High definition mode (HD)

At standard settings, Dentsply Sirona imaging units are set to SD (Standard definition) mode with a perfect balance of image quality and dose value for everyday practice. But for certain indications, i.e. visualization of fine root canals, a high definition (HD) mode shows all necessary details at the click of a button.

Patient positioning: Get the best for what is the backbone of reproducable image quality

Safe operation, easy positioning, high image quality – this best describes the Dentsply Sirona technology behind the occlusal bite block. The patented bite block automatically establishes the correct inclination of the patient's head, positions the patient rapidly in the occlusal plane and together with the 3 point head fixation and firm handles ensure a stable position. This way, unnecessary correction scans can be avoided.

2D Panoramic Imaging: Revolutionary technologies

Even though 3D X-rays are increasingly becoming established in a growing number of dental practices, in many cases 2D imaging still has a rightful place, to a great extent due to radiation hygiene. It is a core component of modern dental diagnostics. In terms of improvements in image quality, the options available in 2D technology are far from exhausted. 2D X-ray devices from Dentsply Sirona score highly in daily handling thanks to technical innovations for unparalleled sharp images and operation that leaves nothing to be desired.

Panoramic image quality is constantly evolving
To the left: 10 year old PAN image. To the right: DCS image taken with Orthophos SL

Cephalometric imaging

The Orthophos SL 3D offers the capability to install a cephalometric arm at any time. And to be sure it fits in your X-ray room, the arm can be mounted either on the right side or left side of the unit. 

Ceph programs that cover all orthodontic needs

Using a dedicated sensor, you get lateral and symmetrical p.a. or a.p. as well as carpus images. In cases of displaced teeth, you can also fall back on the benefits of 3D x-rays to determine their exact location.


What are the system requirements?

The requirements actually follow those for the image processing software, Sidexis 4.

I already have Sidexis XG. Do I have to switch to Sidexis 4?

Yes, the Orthophos SL works exclusively with Sidexis 4, but data migration from Sidexis XG to Sidexis 4 is very easy. With the Orthophos XG 3D you can continue working with Sidexis XG if desired, although we recommend the swap to Sidexis 4 for the full digital experience with the latest tools.

Does the unit fit in my x-ray room?

Orthophos units feature a characteristic, compact design to fit even in small x-ray rooms with ease.

  Orthophos SL 3D Orthophos XG 3D
Minimum space need (depth x width x height) 1.411 x 1.280 x 2.250 mm 1.411 x 1.280 x 2.250 mm

Technical Data

Overview of technical features

Overview chart

2D/3D hybrid unit Orthophos XG 3D Orthophos SL 3D
X-ray generator 60-90 kV; 3-16 mA
Focal spot size acc. to IEC 60336 0.5 mm
Total filtration acc. to IEC 60522 > 2.5 mm Al
2D Imaging  
Sensor Digital CCD line sensor, repluggable Digital Cadmium-Telluride (CdTe) sensor with Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) technology
Active sensor area 138 x 6.48 mm 146 x 6 mm
Pixel size 27 μm 100 μm
Focus-sensor distance 530 mm 524 mm
3D Imaging  
Sensor Digital Flat Panel detector with CMOS technology Digital Flat Panel detector with a-Si technology
Active sensor area 125 x 125 mm 160 x 160 mm
Pixel size 100 μm 120 μm
Focus-sensor distance 530 mm 524 mm
Fields of View ø5x5.5 cm, ø8x8 cm ø5x5.5 cm, ø8x8 cm, ø11x10 (optional)
Ceph Imaging (option available on Orthophos SL 3D only)  
Arm   Left or right-sided
Sensor   Digital line sensor with CCD technology (repluggable if XG model)
Active sensor area   230 x 6.48 mm
Pixel size   27 μm
Focus-sensor distance   1,714 mm
General information  
Country of Origin Made in Germany. Made by Dentsply Sirona.
Dimensions (D x W x H) No ceph: 1.411 x 1.28 x 2.25 m / 5'3'' x 4'2.4'' x 7' 4.5'' With ceph: 1.411 x 2.155 x 2.25 m / 5'3'' x 7'0.6'' x 7' 4.5''
Weight No ceph: 110 kg / 242 lbs With ceph: 132 kg / 291 lbs
Operating Conditions  
Air humidity 10% to 95%
Temperature +10° to +40°C (50° to 104°F) +18° to +31°C (64° to 88°F)

The 3D x-ray family

Download the brochure and find out all the details about our 2D/3D Hybrid and 3D imaging solutions.