Mounted Model Analysis Helps Your Orthodontist Provide Accurate Treatment

Advances in modern dental technology have improved the field of orthodontics for doctors and patients alike. Serving Louisville, KY and Radcliff, KY areas, Dr. L. Douglas Knight uses mounted model analysis to diagnose your customized orthodontic treatment plan. In mounted model analysis, plaster study models of your teeth are affixed to a structure that mimics your jaw and its movements. This technology allows Dr. Knight to evaluate any discrepancies in the position of your teeth.

Innovative Technology Working Together for You

Mounted model analysis is typically used in conjunction with other methods of diagnostic technology, such as i-CAT®, Dolphin® 3-D Imaging, and Anatomage® rendering software. These innovative approaches work together to help Dr. Knight plan an accurate and detailed treatment plan, designed for your individual dental needs. Below is a brief synopsis of how up-to-date technology used at Knight Orthodontics helps patients have a more predictable and comfortable experience:

  • i-CAT®: This cone beam imaging machine can replace traditional dental x-rays with more accuracy and 90 percent less radiation. A single scan takes less than one minute, and provides precise 3-D views of teeth, roots, bone levels, the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), sinuses, and airways. The i-CAT emits half the radiation dose of a full mouth series of dental x-rays (FMX), and ten times less than a medical CT scan.
  • Dolphin®: The image files acquired by i-CAT can be directly imported into Dolphin® 3-D Imaging Software to create a virtual patient. This allows Dr. Knight to treatment plan, fabricate stints, and even share the files with other members of your dental team. An impressive aspect of Dolphin® is the ability to create digital pre-treatment and post-treatment mockup images. By manipulating the images, Dr. Knight can show you what you will look like when your orthodontic treatment is complete.
  • Anatomage®: This 3-D rendering software also works in conjunction with the initial cone beam scan, acquired by the i-CAT x-ray unit. Once your radiographic scans are imported into the software, Dr. Knight will be able to manipulate the images to help diagnose with greater accuracy. This software is particularly helpful in cases of orthognathic surgery, in which an oral and maxillofacial specialist (OMS) will join your team. Anatomage® software is even able to simulate surgical procedures, helping the doctors make your case more predictable.

Patient Advantages of Modern Diagnostic Tools

When your doctor has access to better technology, he or she can provide a better diagnosis for you. You will be presented with a predictable and customized treatment plan, and an excellent understanding of how your orthodontic therapy will be implemented. Below are other benefits to seeing an orthodontist who uses up-to-date technology:

  • No traditional impressions: Conventional alginate impressions have been replaced with a fully digital method. This means no more uncomfortable dental materials in your mouth. One cone beam scan provides us with enough information to fabricate study models of your entire dentition.
  • Virtual post-treatment images: Modern diagnostic technology gives us the incredible ability to produce life-like images of what you will look like once your orthodontic treatment is complete.
  • Predictability: Innovative technology allows Dr. Knight to have a firm grasp on what is necessary for optimal treatment. Accurate treatment planning means a predictable process, so you will know exactly what to expect while you are under our care.
  • Faster treatment times: Because your treatment will be more predictable and accurate, we are able to give you the most time-efficient and effective care possible.

Call Us to Schedule a Consultation

Orthodontic treatment is easier now than ever before with the use of modern diagnostic tools. If you suspect you or a family member may need braces, set up a time to visit with Dr. Knight. You can 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

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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