Providing i-CAT Digital Imaging in Western New York
Dental and orthodontic treatment has come a long way in the last few decades, and not just with regard to treatment options. i-CAT digital imaging and the CBCT systems used by orthodontists have literally changed the landscape of dentistry and allowed dental professionals to capture and reconstruct a 3D image of a patient’s entire jaw, mouth, neck, and teeth as well as their ear, nose, and throat. This helps orthodontists provide more precise, accurate, and less invasive treatments than ever before. At Orthodontists Associates of Western New York, we were one of the first practices in the region to adopt this new technology and we pride ourselves on utilizing the latest state-of-the-art technology available on the market. Here is some information that will give you a better understanding of dental technology used at our practice, including things to know about i-CAT Digital Imaging.
What Is i-CAT Digital Imaging?
i-CAT Digital Imaging is used by orthodontists to create a 3D view of your teeth and the craniofacial structure. It takes less than five seconds. i-CAT Scan is revolutionary not just because of its 3D results and quick use. It also helps protect you from being overexposed to radiation. The technology can be specifically targeted and provides a lower dose of radiation than older options.
The ADA (American Dental Association) and FDA (Food and Drug Administration) both recommend that clinicians perform dental x-rays including CBCT imaging when necessary for the diagnosis of treatment or identification of potential disease.
What Are The Benefits of i-CAT Digital Imaging?
i-CAT Scan helps ensure that your dental or orthodontic treatment is perfect for you. It gives your dental professional more accuracy and clearer images. If you need a temporary anchorage device, a CBCT scan can make the placement options perfectly clear to your orthodontist.
For younger people, i-CAT Digital Imaging can still be used. This technology can help dental professionals assess teeth that have yet to surface as well as showing root placement and impactions. i-CAT Scan has different options for use depending on whether you need implants or orthodontic care.
Is it Safe for Pregnant Women?
There are times when pregnant women require orthodontic care that may not be able to wait until after the birth of their baby. Although i-CAT Digital Imaging has low radiation exposure, your dental professional may advise you to hold off as long as possible. There are often temporary measures that can be implemented by your dental professional in order for you to get some amount of treatment now if necessary and wait until after the baby is born for an i-CAT Scan.
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Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer CBCT digital imaging throughout Buffalo, Lancaster, Olean, Hamburg, Orchard Park, and Dunkirk, East Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you are considering orthodontic treatment and would like to learn more about CBCT digital imaging, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.
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