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2D X-ray units Orthophos XG 5

Wide variety for perfect results

Simple operation and variable features: Orthophos XG 5 is the solution for general dentists and orthodontists. With more programs than the Orthophos XG 3, it offers even more diagnostic options. The horizontally and veritcally reduced pediatric panoramic program offers outstanding image quality with the lowest dose. Ideal for practices which treat a lot of children.

Orthophos XG 5 is supplied with the imaging software Sidexis for better, faster and safer diagnostics.

Your benefits at a glance

The relevant solution for general dentists and orthodontists

  • Striking image quality with CsI and ASTRA suits your diagnosis

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

  • Perfectly prepared for pediatric cases

    The horizontally and vertically reduced pediatric panoramic program offers outstanding image quality with a minimal dose and a optional cephalometric arm offers all key views for orthodontics.

  • All the digital advantages at great value for money

    Great image quality that is instantly accesible, easy data handling and image diagnosis via Sidexis 4 and great patient communication with Sidexis iX - with Orthophos XG 5 you get all the digital advantages for your practice at low costs.

  • Investment security based on tried and tested quality

    With Orthophos XG 5 you know what to expect: proven "Made in Germany" quality installed in thousands of practices worldwide.

The program variety of the Orthophos XG 5 offers numerous advantages. Whether a cephalometric and panoramic program or even sinus and bitewing images, together with the digital tools, new and better diagnostic options are made available.

Dr. Dr. Peter Gebhardt, oral and maxillofacial surgeon, Heppenheim, Germany

Patient positioning: Great images thanks to reliable patient immobilization

Only 2 light localizers are required for ideal positioning in the sharp slice. The motorized forehead and temple supports fixate the patient's head and prevent motion blurring.

Highlight features


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


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

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.

The Orthophos XG 5 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.

Gallery of sample 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
  • 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.

Gallery of sample cephalometric images

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Sidexis 4 imaging software

Sidexis 4 is pure imaging efficiency, combining a modern design with features and tools that will have you wondering how you ever worked without it before.

Sidexis iX

Access to digital imagery does not get any simpler. All your images will be within reach on your iPad, thanks to Sidexis iX.


What are the system requirements?

The requirements actually follow those for the image processing software, Sidexis. Details on can be found under Sidexis 4 System Requirements.

I already have Sidexis XG. Do I have to switch to Sidexis 4 in order to use an Orthophos XG 5 ?

No, you do not have to switch. Orthophos XG 5 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.

Can I upgrade an Orthophos XG 5 with a 3D sensor?

No, Orthophos XG 5 does not allow for a 3D upgrade. If 3D imaging might be useful for your diagnoses in the future, we recommend that you consider the unit Orthophos XG 3D ready.

Related solutions

Dentsply Sirona has developed a full family of integrated solutions to improve your diagnostics and optimize your workflow.

Other models of 2D units

Orthophos SL 2D, Orthophos XG 3D ready and Orthophos XG 3

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2D/3D hybrid units

Orthophos SL 3D, Orthophos XG 3D

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Sidexis 4 imaging software

The new gold standard

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About Dentsply Sirona Imaging

What makes Dentsply Sirona the global leader in dental imaging systems?

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Technical Data

Overview of technical features

Overview chart

2D unit Orthophos XG 5
  [P1] - Standard panorama with orthoradial beam direction
[P1L]  [P1R] - Standard panorama half-sides left and right, e.g. for test exposures
[P1C] - Panorama with a constant magnification of 1.25. For lenght measurements using a reference object
[P1A] - Panorama with artifact reduction. For patients with numerous metal fillings
[P10] Pediatric panorama with beam field reduced in height and lenght to reduce the radiation dose
[P12] Thick slice in the anterior tooth region, e.g., for extreme anomalies
[P20] Panoramic radiography without ascending rami, e.g. for treating children
[S1] Sinus program for the imaging of paranasal sinuses
[MS1] Multislice in the posterior tooth region for determining the position of displaced molars
[TM1.1 / TM1.2] - Lateral temporomandibular joint with closed or open occlusion. For functional diagnostics
[BW1] Bitewing exposure for the posterior tooth region
[BW10] Bitewing program, e.g. as a replacement for intraoral images (patients with pharyngeal reflex)
  Optional - [C1] Posterior-anterior exposure
Optional - [C2] Anterior-posterior exposure
Optional - [C3] Lateral exposure
Optional - [C4] Carpus images
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
Active sensor area 138 x 6.48 mm
Pixel size 27 μm
Focus-sensor distance 530 mm
Ceph Imaging (optional)  
Arm Left-sided
Sensor Digital line sensor with CCD technology, repluggable
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)

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