3D X-rays

Low Dose Digital 3D x-rays

The I-CAT flex cone beam scanner is used to produce 3D diagnostic records which are invaluable to developing a complete, accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment result for our patients. Our cutting edge, state-of-the-art Digital 3D x-ray technology allows us to evaluate the face, craniofacial bones, temporomandibular joints, teeth, roots, sinuses, and airways all in a single very low dose (safe) radiation level in 4.8 second.  It also eliminates the need for diagnostic dental impressions.


Digital Impressions

Our iTero element scanner allows us to take highly accurate digital scans of your teeth in minutes.  No need to take impressions. iTero Scanners have several benefits over traditional impressions. First, a patient’s movement does not distort the scan while eliminating the invasiveness and discomfort caused by impressions. Second, the real-time digital display of scans allows for immediate adjustment, assuring accurate scans the first time. Finally, the image quality of impressionless scans is superior to conventional impressions. Because of the immediate transfer or information, we can get Invisalign and other appliances back more quickly than with traditional impressions.


Orthodontic Study Models Without Impressions

Orthodontic study models in our office are made without impressions because they are made directly from the CBCT 3D x-ray.  

Using the most advanced dental technology possible is just as important as staying up-to-date on the latest treatment techniques. Because our practice is dedicated to providing you with the safest and most convenient orthodontic treatment options available, we are proud to use Carestream Cone Beam Computer Tomography (CBCT) imaging technology.

Carestream CBCT is a digital, 3D imaging system that allows us to provide quick, comfortable, and effective orthodontic imaging for precise diagnosis, treatment planning, and the evaluation of certain conditions. The data gathered is used to reconstruct a 3D image of your anatomy: dental (teeth); oral and maxillofacial region (mouth, jaw, and neck); and ears, nose, and throat (ENT).

You can take advantage of a more accurate, comfortable orthodontic treatment with CBCT imaging. Special features include:

  • A scan that takes less than a minute but provides enough data for a complete diagnosis
  • A safer diagnosis with less radiation than traditional CT scanners
  • Increased comfort: you are seated in an open environment with plenty of space
  • A more cost-effective imaging system
  • Data is easily shared, so you can stay informed and be able to make educated decisions on your course of treatment

Our office is pleased to offer Carestream CBCT imaging. Come and see for yourself what it's like to receive a more advanced, patient-friendly orthodontic experience.

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