Dr. B. Holly Broadbent Sr. ushered in the age of 3D orthodontics when he first proposed taking a lateral and frontal head film simultaneously to evaluate patients in multiple planes of space. Today we have the technology to image and visualize the entire head in 3D.
The goal of this website is to provide information for the modern orthodontist to use in making sound decisions regarding how to integrate 3D technology into their practice. With the introduction of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) machines (e.g., i-Cat, NewTom 3G) and 3rd party DICOM-readers (e.g., Dolphin 3D, InVivoDental) the modern orthodontist has been left to sort through volumes of information on their own. I hope that this website will be a valuable tool in helping the orthodontist determine which technology, machine, and software is right for them.