The Dean Orthodontics team is always looking for ways to improve patient experience and outcomes, and one of the ways we do this is with the technology we invest in at our practice locations. Recently, Dean Orthodontics Cambridge began using the i-CAT FLX machine and iTero Element Intraoral Scanner. We are so excited to be able to offer these technologies to our patients.
What is i-CAT?
The i-CAT FLX is an innovative, award-winning imaging machine that will allow us to scan, plan, and treat patients efficiently and more accurately. The i-CAT FLX is a type of CBCT (cone-beam computed tomography systems) machine, which allow us to scan patients and produce high quality imagery used to diagnose our patients.
CBCT technology is new, but quickly becoming the standard for orthodontic practices across the country. We want to give our patients the best experience, and investing in innovative technology like this machine is one way we do just that.
Benefits of i-CAT FLX
We understand that our patients’ time is important to them, and we want to be able to provide the best experience without multiple trips to see us. The i-CAT machine produces high quality imagery while keeping scan time down. In fact, it only takes a matter of seconds to scan a patient and get a 3D image for diagnosis. Shorter scan times mean you won’t be in the office as long and can receive your treatment quicker!
Want to Learn More about the i-CAT FLX?
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What is the iTero Element Intraoral Scanner?
The iTero Element Intraoral Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is the process far more comfortable than the old putty-based impressions, but it's faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.
During the impression process, you can breathe and swallow as you normally would. You can even pause during the process if you need to sneeze or ask a question.
Ultimately, the scanner gives us a 3D model of your mouth that can be used for your orthodontic services.