i-CAT Cone Beam 3-D Imaging


Dr. Igel is pleased to offer the i-CAT® Cone Beam 3-D Imaging System for our orthodontic patients. With just one image, we are able to generate a 3D rendering of the face, teeth, and jaws. The image itself is captured in 4.8 seconds.

The i-CAT® 3-D imaging allows Dr. Igel to provide quick, comfortable, safe and effective imaging for the most precise orthodontic diagnosis possible. He is able to clearly visualize the teeth, roots, and sinuses, along with hard and soft tissues of the craniofacial structures, all of which provide for greater precision in planning and treatment choices.

The radiation dose of one iCAT image is less than 1/10th the radiation you receive from being in the sun all day, and is much less than the traditional digital panoramic and ceph x-rays that we have used in our office up to this point! With our i-CAT imaging, patients are able to gain a greater understanding of their own anatomy, conditions, and treatment. It is also a great tool for us to communicate with the other members of the dental community - including our patient’s general dentist, oral surgeon, periodontist, and others.

i -CAT® 3-D imaging also provides data that is extremely useful for other dental treatments or diagnoses such as:

  • Diagnosing extra or missing teeth
  • Wisdom teeth extractions
  • Evaluation of impacted teeth
  • Analysis of roots
  • TMJ treatment
  • Airway assessments and sleep apnea

Patients can take advantage of a more complete dental treatment with i-CAT® imaging. Special features for patients include:

  • Ability to capture precisely accurate 3D views in a single scan. 
  • A safer diagnosis with a tiny fraction of the radiation used by traditional CT scanners.
  • Increased comfort - patients are seated in an open environment with plenty of space.
  • Dr. Igel can share the data with patients, so patients stay informed and are able to make educated decisions on their course of treatment.
  • Airway assessments and sleep apnea – Sleep apnea is a medical problem with an orthodontic solution. 

Igel Orthodontics is proud to be one of the very few orthodontic offices in Omaha to currently utilize the i-CAT imaging system. We are so excited to consistently bring new technological advances to our office—exceeding the standard of care and providing for a more patient-friendly dental imaging experience.

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