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2D/3D hybrid X-ray units Orthophos XG 3D

The world's most popular hybrid unit.

Simply reliable. Every day. Dentists that decided for an Orthophos XG 3D can confirm that. With a volume of 8 cm x 8 cm, it perfectly matches the daily practice tasks. If you are not ready for 3D yet, you always have the option to start with the Orthophos XG 3D ready unit and upgrade to 3D later. A cephalometric arm can also be installed at any time. Real flexiblity for every pratice. These qualities and many others led to the Orthophos XG 3D becoming the most sold 2D/3D hybrid unit worldwide.

Your benefits a a glance

More possibilities for your practice without compromises

  • Striking image quality with CsI and ASTRA suits your diagnosis

    Sophisticated diagnostic options at your fingertips for endodontics, periodontics, implantology, orthodontics and surgery.

  • 3D volume tailored to everyday practice needs

    A well balanced 8 cm x 8 cm with the option to collimate to 5 cm x 5.5 cm and a standard resolution of 160 µm (100µm at HD on) covers most patient cases.

  • Occlusal bite block and EasyPad for intuitive operation

    Prevents incorrect exposures with a unit that is easy to handle for your practice team and offers patented solutions for reliable positioning

  • Investment security based on tried and tested quality

    With Orthophos XG 3D you know what to expect: proven "Made in Germany" quality installed in thousands of practices worldwide.

CEREC and the Orthophos XG 3D have enabled me, not only to plan in 3 dimensions from crown to implant but to execute my treatments in the same way. It has brought Excitement and Peace of mind to my practice and patients.

Dr. Waldo Engelbrecht, Port Elizabeth, South Africa

2D Panoramic Imaging: focus on quality

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.

The Orthophos XG 3D combines a premium "Made in Germany" tubehead (0.5 mm focal spot) with a CsI sensor (0.027 mm pixel size) to generate the sharpness and clarity needed for your clinical tasks. The innovative ASTRA software algorithm significantly improves the quality of 2D panoramic and Ceph images by minimizing black margins around metal fillings and getting rid of exzessive contrast that could lead to i.e. missdiagnosis of caries.

Sample of 2D Panoramic images

  • Given indications

    • Adolescent, full dentition with orthodontic braces
    • Agenesis of teeth 18 and 28 with the presence of odontoblasts in 38 and 48
    • The incomplete root growth in 37 and 47 as well as the root development of the two wisdom teeth are evidence of the patient's young age
    • Maxillary sinuses and surrounding anatomical structures not radiographically apparent
  • Orthophos XG - Program P1

  • Orthophos XG - Program P1

  • Given indications

    • Prosthetic and prophylactic treatment of dentition
    • Hypodense clearly limited changes to the hard tooth substance in teeth 12, 11 and 22 (presumably non-x-ray-opaque composite fillings here)
    • Hyperdense filling material in the roots of teeth 11, 36 and 35 without an indication for periapical lucency
    • Status post apicoectomy on tooth 36 with retrograde obturation of the mesial and distal roots. Good osseous union of the apical bone tissue, no indication of recurrent periapical osteolyses
  • Given indications

    • Dentition badly damaged by periodontitis, with generalized horizontal bone resorption and vertical cavities with teeth 17 – 14 requiring extraction
    • Hypodense, homogenous and clearly delimited changes to the hard tooth substance on 12 mesial, 11 distal and 23 mesial with suspected caries or a differential diagnosis of non-x-ray-opaque composite fillings
    • Differential diagnosis: Caries or non-x-ray opaque composite fillings
    • PFM bridge at teeth 36 – 34 due to furcation on tooth 36 and calculus deposits mesially.
    • Splinting of teeth 32-42 from past periodontal history
    • Hyperdense filling material in tooth 45 without an indication for periapical lucency.
    • Implant-based treatment in the region of teeth 46 and 47 with radiographically inconspicuous PFM hybrid bridge 45 – 47
  • Given indications

    • Prophylactically treated full dentition
    • Wisdom teeth are not present
    • Large maxillary sinuses are visually inconspicuous
    • The adjacent anatomical structures are also radiographically inconspicuous

Cephalometric imaging

Orthophos XG 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.

Sample of Cephalometric images

Highlight features


With the MARS reconstruction software, visualization of metal artifacts is reduced in both the near- and far-field views.near- and far-field views.


The ASTRA software algorithm considerably improves the quality of 2D panoramic and Ceph images.

Automatic positioning

The occlusal bite block greatly simplifies patient positioning. This results in ideally positioned X-ray images every single time.

High Definition (HD)

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.


The best image quality at the lowest possible dose - following the ALARA principle.


What are the system requirements?

The requirements actually follow those for the image processing software, Sidexis 4. For more details please visit

I already have Sidexis XG. Do I have to switch to Sidexis 4 in order to use an Orthophos XG 3D ?

No, you do not have to switch. Orthophos XG 3D works with both Sidexis XG and Sidexis 4. But for a better user experience, we recommend to install Sidexis 4, data migration from Sidexis XG to Sidexis 4 being very easy.

Technical documentation

The 3D x-ray family

Find out more about our 3D and 2D/3D Hybrid product range and download our 3D family brochure here.


Contact us for more information

Find out more about the imaging systems from Dentsply Sirona and request product information on intraoral imaging or 2D and 3D imaging technology. Thank you for your interest in our products; we would be pleased to send you the requested information.

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