Innovations for CBCT with 3D Diagnosis and Orthodontic Planning and Treatment -
3D imaging provides exceptional information about the craniofacial structures we treat. CBCT in orthodontics equips clinicians regarding problems with erupting teeth, facial asymmetry, craniofacial anomalies, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, TADs and root resorption. -
Imaging goals and CBCT protocol seek answers to specific clinical questions utilizing a precise display of relevant anatomical representation, with individualized patient findings closely viewed by the clinician. Each of us has a huge capacity to continuously learn and achieve and become brighter and better. One is not a successful clinician until fullest efforts have been made to become the best one can be for finest individualized patient care.
The combined application of these technologies allows for a single virtual 3D file called an AnatomodelTM which includes the facial map, craniofacial bones, vertebrae, TMJ's, teeth, roots, sinuses, and airways all in a single integrated and interactive platform or file. This AnatomodelTM can then be fragmented into parts as needed. Tissue morphing and virtual treatment outcomes or predictions are also possible by forecasting results using sophisticated software.Consequently, study models in our office are now made without impressions because they are made directly from the CBCT data itself. More informative than traditional stone or digital models, these new fully interactive and dissectible CBCT digital models also include accurate root information in 3D and bone levels for the first time ever. Having straight teeth is nice, but more important is having straight roots and healthy bone levels well positioned within a pleasing face.When your case qualifies for treatment, we start your comprehensive records session by taking a low dose, 4.9 second, 0.4 m3 voxel CBCT image using our in-house iCAT scanner along with a facial & intraoral photographic survey.
This allows us to obtain all of the information necessary to reconstruct and see your actual anatomic truth, not just an "approximation" of the truth as is often the case using traditional 2D records. This data is then calibrated, processed and merged into a single user-friendly file, called an AnatomodelTM . Every initial scan is made into an AnatomodelTM and sent to a qualified Oral & Maxillofacial radiologist for a comprehensive reading and written report.