Photos are very important for proper documentation. They are not only necessary to show the client the effect of their efforts, but also for a well-documented consultation with a dentist, orthodontist or dental surgeon.
Cheek holders are indispensable to be able to take good mouth pictures: the client does not have to keep the corners of the mouth out with the fingers to get a good view of the teeth. There are small cheek holders for children and large ones for adults; in between are the medium-sized holders, which are wider than the small ones, but still have a small mouth angle. The T- and V-shaped cheeck holders are useful for pictures of the premolar and molar area. This is because the tension can be increased or decreased at one side, depending on the side to be photographed. This is not possible with the double cheeck holders, because they always give the same tension on both sides.
Photo's with the help of cheek holders, a professional mouth mirror and a photo grid.
Work with a professional mouth mirror to also take beautiful pictures of the upper jaw. Place the mirror in the mouth, with the wide side for the best result. There are large mirrors for adults and smaller ones for children.
With a photo grid as a background for posture and profile photos, the characteristics of posture and profile can be clearly visualized and here too it is very illustrative to show the changes during the course of the therapy.