i-CAT for Patients



Van Vliet Orthodontics uses the i-CAT FLX!


For you, our patients, we have begun to use a new imaging machine—the i-CAT FLX. The i-CAT FLX is a cone beam 3D system, meaning that with one image, we are able to generate a 3D rendering of the face, teeth, and jaws. The image itself is captured in 4.8 seconds, and eliminates the need for any other images to be taken in our office.

With the i-CAT FLX 3D image, we are able to clearly visualize the teeth, roots, and sinuses, and in turn, have greater flexibility in planning and treatment choices.

REDUCED RADIATION:  The radiation dose is much less than the traditional digital panoramic and lateral ceph x-rays.

BETTER PATIENT UNDERSTANDING:  With our i-CAT FLX, our patients will be able to gain a greater understanding of their own anatomy, conditions, and treatment.

IMPROVED COMMUNICATIONS:  It will also be a great tool for us to communicate with the other members of your dental team—including your general dentist, oral surgeon, periodontist, and others.
Van Vliet Orthodontics is excited to bring new technological advances to our office – technologies that exceed the standard of care and provide for a more patient-friendly dental imaging experience!

Watch the video below to learn more about the i-CAT FLX: