What Are the Leading Dental X-ray Machine Brands for 2023?

When searching for a dental X-ray machine, dental practices have a number of options for finding the best fit for their needs. Part of this equation is knowing which type of dental X-ray machine you need, based on the services you offer. This could be a 2D panoramic or cephalometric, to a 3D CBCT (cone beam). Most practices want to get this right, spending within their budget and getting a quality machine that will last for years to come.

With so many dental X-ray machine brands to choose from, how do you know you’re getting the best machine at the right value? Today, we’re going to share a list of the most in-demand dental imaging brands available today.

  • DEXIS (formerly KaVo) family of brands
  • Planmeca
  • Sirona
  • Carestream
  • Vatech

DEXIS FAMILY OF CBCT: Formerly under the KaVo family, DEXIS owns some of the leading brands in dental CBCT as well as other dental imaging technologies such as sensors and intraoral scanners. These brands include i-CAT, Gendex, Instrumentarium, KaVo and more.

  • The i-CAT brand is known for their unique 3-in-1 capability and seated, compact design. The i-CAT FLX v17 and i-CAT Next Generation, the current and previous generation models (respectively) are capable of taking high-quality 2D panoramic and cephalometric volumes in addition to mid-to-large field of view (FOV) 3D CBCT images all in one scan. These are particularly helpful for orthodontic uses.
  • Gendex, Instrumentarium and KaVo machines also come from reputable manufacturers. With these brands, you can find 2D and 3D imaging devices, which are well-known in the industry for producing high-quality images. Because they are legacy brands, you can find these for purchase as refurbished models – typically making them more affordable while not sacrificing quality.

PLANMECA: Award-winning Planmeca systems deliver consistent, high-quality images. Recognized for their ease of use and dependability, Planmeca models, including the Planmeca ProMax 3D feature built-in dedicated panoramic and extraoral bitewing X-ray functionality plus a wide range of 3D field of view (FOV) dental cone beam settings. Planmeca offers dental X-ray machines to suit a variety of clinical applications, making them leaders in both 2D and 3D extraoral imaging.

SIRONA: Sirona is highly regarded for quality equipment as well as customer service. Like Planmeca, this brand manufactures nearly any configuration possible – many of which can be upgraded by the manufacturer later on to include 3D or cephalometric.

Their 3D imaging equipment is helpful in observing soft tissues and nerve pathways as well as developing more accurate treatment plans. Well known models Sirona Orthophos XG 3D and SL cone beam systems combine dedicated panoramic X-rays and medium field of view cone beam images up to 8 x 8 cm for single or dual arch applications.

CARESTREAM: Carestream Dental is known for their high quality images, ease of use, and unparalleled affordability. Carestream Dental manufactures a wide range of dental imaging products, and each model is designed to meet specific diagnostic needs.

Their 3D dental technology allows you to capture clear axial and sagittal images for endodontics, dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery and many other applications. Carestream offers 3D volume from focused field of view (5 x 3.75 cm) up to large field of view (17 x 13.5 cm).

VATECH: With decades of experience in dental imaging technology, Vatech is a proven leader in delivering innovative, high-quality dental X-ray machines at affordable prices.

Vatech dental X-ray machines have a reputation for providing extremely detailed images to help you provide better patient care for a variety of applications including general dentistry, endodontics, dental implants, oral and maxillofacial surgery and much more.

Their 3D cone beam systems are available in a variety of field of view sizes, giving you the best flexibility in clinical use.

Did You Know You Can Save 30-50% on the leading dental X-ray machines?

Renew Digital is the leader in certified pre-owned dental imaging equipment. Their inventory includes a wide variety of panoramic, pan/ceph and CBCT, to offer customers the leading brands at a fraction of the cost for a new system.

Their sales representatives take a brand-neutral approach. They can speak with you about the current and previous generation models of a variety of brands to fit your unique practice needs. Plus, they can often talk to you about trading in your existing equipment towards your purchase price.

Find dental imaging equipment that works best for you with a call to their sales reps at (888) 246-5611, or complete an online form.

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