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2D Imaging

The Orthophos 2D X-ray family offers the right solution for every practice. From entry into digital radiography to the perfect solution for your area of specialty – Dentsply Sirona offers a product family sophisticated in every way with the ideal solution for every dentist.

2D Units Orthophos SL, Orthophos XG

The Orthophos 2D X-ray family offers the right solution for every practice. From the entry into digital radiography to the perfect solution for your area of specialization – Dentsply Sirona has a well-designed product family following your needs. The Orthophos 2D X-ray units are supplied with the Dentsply Sirona Imaging software, Sidexis 4, to deliver better, safer and faster diagnostics.

Dentsply Sirona 2D Imaging Portfolio at a Glance

Choose between four different models, ranging from digital starter unit all the way up to best-in-class 2D imagery.

Orthophos SL 2D

The newest member of the successful Orthophos range, with revolutionary DCS image quality for efficient diagnostics. Future proof due to ceph and 3D upgrade options.

Orthophos E

This solid 2D X-ray machine provides a smooth entrance into the world of digital imaging and with its optional ceph arm, it makes for a reliable partner even in orthodontics.

Orthophos S 2D

This high-performance X-ray machine with a comprehensive range of capabilities for all daily tasks in the practice ensures sharp images thanks to the CsI sensor with autofocus function, even in anatomically difficult cases.

Benefits at a Glance

Different models, one common DNA. The Orthophos 2D units built on the same, successful hardware platform and software system:

Efficient diagnostics thanks to exceptional image quality

Always following the ALARA principle, our 2D imaging family makes 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

Proudly "Made in Germany" and sold more than 100,000 times worldwide, we can say one thing for sure: Orthophos units stand for best in class reliability.

Reproducible results thanks to easy handling

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

Digital advantages that make your life easier

No dark room, no chemicals, less running costs, less dosage, faster workflows. These are just some of the benefits our digital 2D family brings to your practice.

Feature Highlights of the 2D X-ray Family

Patient positioning: The backbone of reproducible 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. Unnecessary correction scans can thus 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, largely 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

Orthophos SL 2D, and Orthophos E offer the capability to install a cephalometric arm at any time. In addition, to be sure it fits in your X-ray room; the arm can be mounted on either 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.

Related Topics

Automatic positioning

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


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

Related Solutions

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

Technical Data

Performance features
Orthophos SL 2D Orthophos S 2D Orthophos E
X-ray generator
60 - 90 kV, 3-16mA 60 - 90 kV, 3-16mA 60 - 90 kV, 3-16mA                
Panoramic exposure time
P1: max 14,2 s
P1 Quickshot: max 9,1 s 
P1: max 14,2 s
P1 Quickshot: max 9,1 s
P1: max 14,2 s
Radiation time Ceph
Standard 9,4 s
Quickshot 4,7 s
Standard 9,4 s
Quickshot 4,7 s
Standard 9,4 s
User interface
EasyPad EasyPad MultiPad
Patient positioning
automatic (occlusal bite block) 
automatic (occlusal bite block) 
Panorama technology
yes yes -
Ceph arm (optional)
left or right left or right
Ceph unit with 2 sensors
Fields of View
upgradeable upgradeable
3D Low Dose
HD mode
Wheelchair accessible
yes yes yes
Remote control
Ambient Light yes - -


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

The Orthophos SL works exclusively with Sidexis 4. Nevertheless data migration from Sidexis XG to Sidexis 4 is very easy. With the Orthophos XG units, 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.

The Orthophos XG 3D ready and the Orthophos SL 2D allow a 3D upgrade. The other models (Orthophos XG 3 and Orthophos XG 5) do not offer this option.

The Orthophos Family

Find out more about our 3D, 2D and hybrid product range and download the Orthophos family brochure here.