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Orthophos SL 2D

As a member of the successful Orthophos family, this solution provides revolutionary DCS image quality for next level diagnostics. And thanks to the ceph and 3D upgrade options, it’s ready for the future.

For those who want more

The top-quality 2D high-end device for practices with a keen understanding of the latest technologies and for those who simply want more. The integrated Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) completely redefines the standard of panoramic imaging – delivering unique sharpness. The namesake, the Sharp Layer technology, provides autofocused panoramic images, even in difficult cases. The Orthophos SL guarantees maximum ease of use through automatic positioning, intuitive operation with the EasyPad and offers an individually adjustable ambient light for an exclusive look and feel.

Your advantages at a glance

With the Orthophos SL 2D, you’re choosing the best 2D image quality – and you’ll be ready to move to 3D at any time.

Outstanding images

The unique DCS sensor for the best image quality

Subsequent object focusing

The Sharp Layer technology offers the possibility of displaying in reliable sharpness on different levels

Optimally positioned images and easy reproducibility

The auto positioning with the occlusal bite block and the intuitive EasyPad provide stability

Comprehensive panoramic and cephalometric programs

For bitewing, sinus or Ceph images, left or right ceph arms are optional and can be retrofitted at any time

Safe and proven patient positioning

With motorized temple and forehead support, automatic temple width measurement, light localizers and sturdy handles

Pleasant atmosphere

The ambient light is available in over 30 colors

The Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) ensures the optimal yield of X-ray radiation. The images are very precise – and it is possible to reduce the radiation dose."

Marcin Wojtunik, specialist in oral surgery, Pfronten, Germany

Orthophos SL 2D – Highlights

DCS – Unique sharpness for fine details

The Direct Conversion Sensor (DCS) has redefined the standard of panoramic imaging. X-rays are converted directly into electrical signals – unlike conventional systems, there are no signal losses due to light conversion. This means an improved image information output for you. The result is images with a uniquely high level of sharpness – even at an extremely low dose.

DCS: a comparison

The image shows X-ray images with and without DCS technology. Move the control over the image and see for yourself the difference the DCS sensor makes to the image quality.

Ambient Light

With a selection of over 30 colors, the Ambient Light of the Orthophos SL 2D creates a pleasant atmosphere for your patient and blends in perfectly with your modern practice look.

Cephalometric Imaging

Orthophos SL 2D 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 PA and AP, as well as carpus images. For displaced teeth, you can also use 3D x-rays to determine their exact location.

Autofocus – The best images completely automatically

To get a high level of sharpness, the right focus is essential. The jaw must be in the sharp image layer of the device. For this, the Orthophos SL 2D creates several thousand individual images in one revolution and automatically recognizes the areas in which the jaw is optimally positioned. These are displayed in an overall image – without any manual intermediate steps.

A sharp image is automatically calculated based on the results of the autofocus.
The result: Images in maximum sharpness.

All 2D programs at a glance

Programme Orthophos SL 2D Orthophos S 2D Orthophos E 
Standard panorama image

P1, P2, P10

P1, P2, P10
P1, P10
Image detail left side or right side 

P1, P1A, P1C P2, P2A, P2CP10, P10A, P10C BW1

P1, P1A, P1C P2, P2A, P2CP10, P10A, P10C BW1

P1L, P1R

Image detail individual quadrants 

P1, P1A, P1C P2, P2A, P2CP10, P10A, P10C 

P1, P1A, P1C P2, P2A, P2CP10, P10A, P10C 

Image detail upper or lower jaw 

P1, P1A, P1C P2, P2A, P2CP10, P10A, P10C, P12

P1, P1A, P1C P2, P2A, P2CP10, P10A, P10C, P12

Constant magnification

P1C, P2C, P10C

P1C, P2C, P10C



P1A, P2A, P10A

P1A, P2A, P10A


Thick layer front 




Sinusoidal images 

S1, S3

S1, S3


Multislice in posterior tooth
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Mandibular joint

TM1.1, TM1.2, TM3

TM1.1, TM1.2, TM3

TM1.1, TM1.2
Bitewing image 

BW1, BW2

BW1, BW2


Ceph (optional)

C1, C2, C3, C3F, C4

C1, C2, C3, C3F, C4

C1, C2, C3, C3F, C4


The requirements follow those for the image processing software, Sidexis 4. Details can be found here: Sidexis 4 system requirements.

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

The Orthophos SL 2D and the Orthophos S 2D are 3D upgradeable. The Orthophos E does 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.