i-CAT® Technology Provides Accurate Diagnosis and Less Radiation

At Knight Orthodontics, we are committed to providing our patients with the most accurate and appropriate care possible. Dr. L. Douglas Knight uses modern innovative technology in his Louisville, KY and Radcliff, KY offices to diagnose his patients. The i-CAT® is a 3-D cone beam imaging tool that captures several views of the oral and maxillofacial structures. This technology offers a faster scan than traditional 2-D radiographs, capturing all necessary images in less than one minute. Since i-CAT® captures both the hard and soft tissues of your craniofacial structures, Dr. Knight can rotate the final captured image to assess your orthodontic condition from multiple perspectives. Using adjustable settings, it is possible to customize the field of view, magnifying locations of interest.

One of the most beneficial aspects of i-CAT® technology, is that it emits 90 percent less radiation than traditional x-ray devices. The result is a high-quality image that provides more accuracy than conventional methods, while also protecting you from harmful side effects. Advances in modern dentistry have made it possible to provide patients with a more accurate diagnosis and a fully customized treatment plan. Put simply, it is a responsible approach to patient care.

What Happens During an i-CAT® Scan?

If Dr. Knight recommends that you have an i-CAT® scan, do not worry! They are simple to perform, and take less than a minute. You will be seated, where you will remain as stationary as possible. There are no uncomfortable films or sensors to be placed inside your mouth. Instead, you will close down on a bite stick to help maintain proper position. Once you are in place, the machine will rotate around your head, capturing hundreds of images, which will be combined to create a precise 3-D image. The i-CAT® machine boasts a sleek design, which helps eliminate any feelings of claustrophobia. Because patients are seated the entire time, they are typically comfortable throughout the duration of the scan.

Advantages of i-CAT® Technology

Up-to-date diagnostic technology can help Dr. Knight build a more accurate treatment plan for your specific needs. The i-CAT® also offers several benefits for our patients:

  • More conservative than traditional x-rays: In orthodontics, an i-CAT® scan can replace up to four traditional x-rays typically needed to diagnose.
  • Eliminates the need for traditional impressions: The i-CAT® can be used to fabricate study models, so there is no need for the unpleasant experience of traditional dental impressions using alginate.
  • Fully digital: In some cases, Dr. Knight may work alongside other specialists to provide proper treatment. Because the i-CAT® is completely digital, the files can easily be shared with other clinicians. Additionally, the scan can be reviewed with you, on the same day as your appointment, helping you visualize what Dr. Knight is seeing.
  • Significant decrease in radiation: The i-CAT® emits ten times less radiation than a medical CT scan, and half the dose of a full mouth series of dental x-rays (FMX).
  • Predictability: Because the i-CAT® provides complete and precise information, it allows Dr. Knight to give you an accurate idea of your customized treatment timeline.

Call Us to Schedule a Visit

If you are concerned you may need orthodontic treatment, schedule a consultation with Dr. Knight. With the use of innovative technology, he can determine a treatment plan that is right for you. Schedule an appointment online, or call our office at (502) 327-6453 (Louisville) or (270)351-5151 (Radcliff).

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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

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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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