iCAT & 3D X-RayAt Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, we are proud to provide state-of-the-art imaging technology.
At Bovenizer & Baker Orthodontics, we are proud to provide state-of-the-art imaging technology. iCAT® <http://www.i-cat.com/> imaging for orthodontics has many benefits for our patients. The short 4.8 second scan requires a low dose of radiation and reduces exposure to our patients.
How does it work?
The iCat® technology presents Dr. Bovenizer and Dr. Baker with a 3-D image that reveals all the information necessary to provide proper orthodontic treatment including views of teeth, roots, TMJ, sinuses, and tooth position in relationship to other teeth. The quick scan time can help improve treatment processes because of its incredible detail and accuracy.
While CT (computed tomography) imaging has been used in the medical field for over 30 years, it is becoming the new diagnostic tool of choice for orthodontic analysis, diagnosis and treatment planning. This three-dimensional CT technology can provide a quicker full scan of the head than traditional two-dimensional imaging, giving us a better visualization of the hard and soft tissues of the craniofacial structures from several perspectives.
i-CAT® technology is used for:
- TMJ assessment
- Surgical planning
- Assessment of cleft lip and palates
- Assessment of the alveolar bone
- Impacted tooth position
- Facial analysis
- Tongue size and posture
- Airway assessment
- Placement of dental implants