iCat FLX 3D Cone Beam


Alpan Orthodontics is proud to offer the latest technology in 3D imaging utilizing CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) technology to visualize the entire anatomy of the head in 3D. We recently added this to our intraoral digital scanner, so we no longer need to take molds of the teeth & bite, instead we can scan it in 3D in real time. In the past we were limited to using two dimensional images to diagnose & treatment plan our orthodontic treatment.  The iCat FLX offers award winning technology that provides 3D images to improve the quality of the diagnosis & treatment planning process.  Evaluating in three dimensions is more accurate than in two dimensions, which leads to missing data & potentially missed diagnosis, or incorrect diagnosis.

The amount of data shown in a CBCT scan is significantly more information than a two dimensional traditional Panoramic or Cephalometric X-ray.  We are now able to visualize the Temporal Mandibular Joint (TMJ) in 3D, the airway with a 3D volume rendering to assist with our diagnosis of airway constriction that has been shown to lead to Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).

The iCat FLX offers the next generation technology that captures 3D views from a single arch to the full skull. This technology allows Dr. Alpan to screen for restricted airways, detect TMD/TMJ problems, and overall create a more comprehensive treatment plan through diagnosis of their 3D scan. iCat FLX offers the highest quality imaging with the least amount or radiation. The radiation exposure is equivalent to one hour in the sun. AO is excited to offer 3D CBCT imaging to view more, with less x-ray exposure then our traditional series of x-rays.                                                   

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