Patients at Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics love the iCAT 3-D Dental Imaging System. It uses 95% less radiation than traditional hospital-based CT scan machines and gives us a 3-dimensional image of the patient’s teeth and jaws. This allows Dr. Alizadeh and Dr. Schreiner to precisely plan the exact movement of the teeth without the guesswork of traditional or digital X-rays, which are only 2-dimensional.
In addition to moving teeth, braces affect the position and shape of the surrounding bone, gums, lips, cheeks and muscles of the face. With our 3-D CT scan, we now have the ability to create a complete treatment plan for all factors that the braces will affect. This gives our patients a more beautiful and healthy smile in an extremely precise manner.
The iCAT 3-D Dental Imaging System provides un-paralleled technology that produces optimal images. As patients increasingly ask for more sophisticated and immediate diagnostic results, our advanced in-office imaging system provides our doctors with more accurate information for diagnosis and treatment planning. This includes a wide range of orthodontic problems such as TMJ disorders, enlarged tonsils or adenoids, impacted or missing permanent teeth and other dental abnormalities. Anatomy we once guessed at, is now visible to the naked eye with our iCAT system.
We use the iCAT on all of our patients. We also make it available to other dentists and specialists in the area who wish to take advantage of this unique system to capture the highest-quality images for their patients.