What is iCAT?
Since your smile is three dimensional, you grow in 3D and orthodontic treatment is done in 3D, it makes sense to use diagnostic tools which give a 3D depiction of your facial structure, jaw and teeth. The revolutionary i-CAT® Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System or iCAT for short, makes this possible using the similar technology which has been used in medical CT scans for over 30 years with significantly less radiation exposure.
Why we use it
iCAT's technology provides a quicker full scan of the head than traditional two-dimensional imaging. The orthodontist has better visualization of the hard and soft tissues of your facial structures from several views. This dramatically improves diagnosis of your dental or jaw problem and enhances treatment efficiency.
Benefits for You
Quimby and Collins Orthodontics specialize in the use of this technology and provide their patients with the iCAT scan right in the office. This eliminates the need for an additional appointment, saving you time. The image provided by ICAT allows us to see the full mouth, jaw and gums of our patients, enabling us to create a comprehensive orthodontic plan. This results in a superior orthodontic experience.
Additionally, iCAT provides clear images of our patient's sinuses. These are helpful in identifying potential sinus or allergy issues. We work collaboratively with your pediatrician or ear, nose throat specialist, and will provide a copy of the ICAT image to them so they may better address any potential health implications.
Local ENT Associates:
Charlotte Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat Associates
5933 Blakeney Park Drive Suite 200
Charlotte, NC 28277
South Park Office
6035 Fairview Road
Charlotte, NC 28210
Cornerstone: Ear, Nose & Throat
3135 Springbank Lane Suite 200
Charlotte NC 28226
1107 Reynolds Street
Monroe, NC 28112
Monroe at the Park
1994 Wellness Blvd. Suite 210
Monroe, NC 28110
To learn more go to www.imagingsciences.com