Imaging Sciences International’s i-CAT® Cone Beam 3D dental imaging scanner is the first to be certified by OraMetrix for seamless integration with SureSmile® technology, which transforms cone beam scans of the mouth and teeth into 3D computer models.

The SureSmile system is a digital therapeutic solution for orthodontics that replaces manually managed treatments. Orthodontists can now take an i-CAT scan of the patient’s mouth, face, and jaw, and use this data in the SureSmile system to control the treatment through virtual diagnostic simulations, instant quality grading tools, prescriptive planning capabilities, and robotic archwire customization.

"The use of Cone Beam 3D technology has enhanced the treatment planning success of our SureSmile technology for orthodontists," said Charles Abraham, CEO of OraMetrix Inc. "We have tested the Imaging Sciences i-CAT and found that using the detailed and anatomically accurate 3D scans will help SureSmile customers deliver high-quality patient results and provide their patients with an even more convenient treatment experience. We look forward to working with i-CAT customers and orthodontists to show the integration benefits of these two innovative technologies."

Accoding to the company, the i-CAT produces anatomically accurate 3D views of oral and maxillofacial structures at a lower cost with less radiation to patients than traditional CT scans. The latest model, the Next Generation i-CAT, delivers a standard scan in 8.9 seconds and full anatomical reconstruction in less than 30 seconds. The field of view captures cephalometric 3D images of the entire skull up to 17 cm height and 23 cm diameter.

For more information, contact Imaging Sciences.