Anatomage® Dental Software Helps to Make Treatment More Predictable

Advancements in modern technology have significantly benefited the field of orthodontics. Dr. L. Douglas Knight utilizes Anatomage® 3-D rendering software to diagnose and treat his patients in Louisville, KY and Radcliff, KY. The use of this modern technology allows Dr. Knight to provide an accurate diagnosis and create an appropriate treatment plan designed for your individualized needs.

Like Dolphin® 3-D Imaging, Anatomage® rendering software works in conjunction with radiographic cone beam scans acquired with the i-CAT machine. It allows Dr. Knight to visualize the precise location of oral and maxillofacial landmarks, such as airways, mandibular nerves, temporomandibular joints, and impacted teeth, among others. Anatomage® technology can assist in the accuracy of treatment planning, and give you a good idea of how long your customized treatment will take.

One of the most impressive features of Anatomage® rendering software is the ability to create virtual pre-treatment and post-treatment images before your orthodontic process even begins! Dr. Knight can show you what changes you can expect in your face, teeth, and surrounding structures once your treatment is finished.

This technology is especially useful in cases where orthognathic surgery is recommended. This type of corrective jaw surgery is sometimes necessary if treatment cannot be successful with braces alone. Dr. Knight will work alongside an oral and maxillofacial surgeon (OMS) in these cases, to ensure you are receiving the most comprehensive and collaborative care available. Anatomage® allows your entire dental team to share records and images, maximizing the treatment planning process. Your doctors can even virtually simulate orthognathic surgical procedures to accurately plan your case and illustrate the end results before your treatment even begins.

The Use of Anatomage® 3-D Rendering Software in Orthodontics

Anatomage® rendering software is particularly useful in the field of orthodontics. By importing the image files of one 60 second cone beam scan, Dr. Knight will be able to visualize:

  • The exact position of your teeth in 3-D
  • The location of your wisdom teeth, and whether they are impacted
  • Supernumerary (extra) teeth and their precise location
  • The development and growth of your oral and maxillofacial structures
  • Bone levels around your teeth
  • Your airways, which can significantly affect breathing and/or sleep apnea

Patient Advantages of Anatomage® 3-D Rendering Software

There are several types of innovative technology that make dentistry easier and more predictable for patients. The use of Anatomage® 3-D rendering software offers these benefits:

  • No more traditional impressions: From one cone beam scan, we are able to fabricate study models of your teeth. This means no more conventional alginate impressions, which can be an uncomfortable experience for many patients.
  • Faster treatment times: Because your diagnosis will be more accurate, Dr. Knight will be able to effectively and efficiently complete your treatment, resulting in a quicker treatment timeline.
  • Predictability: The use of modern diagnostic technology allows clinicians to plan more efficiently, so you know what to expect in terms of specific treatment and timelines.
  • Virtual before and after images: Anatomage® technology offers the ability to produce realistic pre-treatment and post-treatment mockups, so you can have an accurate idea of what you will look like once your orthodontic treatment is complete.

Call Us to Schedule an Appointment

Whether you are looking to improve your smile or your function, Dr. Knight can assist you in determining if orthodontic treatment is right for you. To schedule an appointment, you can call us at (502) 327-6453 (Louisville) or (270) 351-5151 (Radcliff), or visit us online anytime.

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Knight Orthodontics Locations

Louisville, KY

L. Douglas Knight D.M.D.
3210 Westport Green Pl.
Louisville, KY 40241
(502) 327-6453

Radcliff, KY

L. Douglas Knight D.M.D.
555 W. Lincoln Trail Blvd.
Radcliff, KY 40160
(270) 351-5151

Google Reviews

Beth Searcy
Beth Searcy
01:54 07 Sep 17
My issue was more complicated than simply braces to straighten teeth - it included extensive jaw advancement surgery as well. Dr Knight and his staff were great through the entire 18 month process - always available, always willing to answer any questions and they also maintained constant communication with the surgeon so that everyone was always on the same page which was very comforting.
Harrison Bratton
Harrison Bratton
22:27 01 Sep 17
Staff is great, extremely helpful and reliable. Dr.Knight suggests the best things for you and is very good at his job. My smile is bigger and brighter thanks to them !
Marla Harris
Marla Harris
19:52 09 Aug 17
Dr. Knight and his staff have been wonderful throughout the entire process starting with braces for my daughter and now my son. Both of my children had positive experiences with Dr. Knight and his staff. I would highly recommend Knight Orthodontics to anyone. Thanks for making my children's smiles even more beautiful! Marla Harris
thomas troxtle
thomas troxtle
19:20 14 Jun 17
Dr. Knight and his team are remarkable! I can't give enough positive feedback about them. Caring, kind, attentive and personal. It is definitely 100% about the clients. Great work. Life changing. 10 out of 5 stars!!
Macreena Groody
Macreena Groody
21:21 02 Jun 17
I've been coming to Knight Orthodontics since I was in grade school. The team is so friendly and professional, you will always be greeted with a smile. Dr. Knight and his incredible staff make me feel right at home. Dr. Knight has done an amazing job not just on my own teeth, but on my mom and brother's as well. I highly recommend this office!
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