SEEING IS BELIEVING
Our ICAT, cone beam x ray machine (CBCT), provides a truly 3D glimpse into the jaw, teeth, sinuses, bite, and airways of our patients. The doctors are able to use these accurate and undistorted views to diagnosis and treatment plan with a greater amount of precision then provided with films from a traditional 2D xray machine.
The scan allows us visualize any abnormalities in tooth eruption, tooth formation, and tooth position with unparalleled accuracy. The views of the patient go beyond just the teeth but provide views of the patient’s airways, sinuses, and temporomandibular joints (TMJ). Check out the pictures below to see how we are using this technology at Ollins Orthodontics
At Ollins Orthodontics, we are committed to providing you the best treatment with the lowest amount of radiation exposure possible. Dental x rays are a necessary part of treatment to diagnosis and treatment plan your case to the best of our ability.
In just 4.8 seconds and one cone beam scan we are able to compile a more accurate picture than we could with multiple digital xrays with an equal amount of exposure. As a matter of fact, a patient is exposed to the same amount of radiation from one scan as just walking around during a 3 day period.
We now use the scan to eliminate models of patient’s mouth. These models are even better than the plaster models of the past because we not only have the crown of the tooth visible but can see the exact position of the roots. We ca even reconstruct the position of the jaw and teeth in relationship to the rest of the face. This combined with our custom braces, called Insignia allow us to truly create a 3D customizable treatment for each of our patient.