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iCat 3-D Dental Imaging
Dr. Azita Abassi and her team utilize the latest in cutting-edge orthodontic technology and procedures. The result is improved accuracy in diagnosing orthodontic issues, greater patient comfort, and shorter treatment times!
The iCAT 3-D Dental Imaging System provides unparalleled 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. Dr. Azita Abbasi can precisely plan the exact movement of the teeth without the guesswork of traditional, 2-Dimensional X-rays.
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. This imaging technology uses 95% less radiation than traditional hospital-based CT scan machines.
How it Works
iTero Digital Impressions
Getting an accurate impression is crucial for effective treatment and orthodontic care. The iOC Scanner captures the contours of the tooth and gingival structures, producing a highly accurate digital orthodontic scan in just minutes.
The iTero handheld wand creates a digital 3-D image of your teeth. The doctor and patient can view this image on a screen in real time. The need for taking traditional putty impressions is eliminated, and with no physical impressions needing to be shipped to a lab, the digital image is available in the Invisalign Clincheck system the next day. The advantages to both orthodontist and patient are quite clear – superior accuracy, increased patient comfort with no invasive putty impressions and goopy aftertaste, and a faster, more accurate diagnosis of your orthodontic treatment needs.