After you assign scan data, the app will check in with you on two key aspects of creating a splint.
First, you'll need to determine what arch is the splint for and what splint type you're making.
There are three splint types to choose from. Depending on your choice, specificchanges will be made to the splint outline and outer surface.
|A full-coverage splint for all general cases.
|A full-coverage splint with a flat, smooth outer surface that enables unhindered mandible movement.
|A splint that covers only a portion of the front teeth and prevents contact between the back and canine teeth.
And the second aspect is whether you want to design automatically using A.I. or manually. Your workflow will be different depending on your choice.
Auto Creation is an A.I.-powered automatic splint creation. The workflow for the Auto Creation is as follows:
Overview Mode ➞ Design Mode ➞ Labeling Mode
Design Mode and Labeling Mode are not mandatory. If you like the auto-created splint, skip these steps and save your project file.
Learn more about each mode in the “Modes” chapter.
If you choose Auto Creation right after installing the app, the following default parameters for splint creation will be used:
|Occlusal Adjustment Mode
|Distance to Antagonist
|Inner Surface Creation Mode
|Inner Surface Offset
|Outline Designation Mode
|half the height
|half the height
|Outer Surface Creation Mode
|Lingual & Buccal Thickness
|Dual Layer Splint
After that, the app will remember and use your last applied parameters for the next Auto Creation. You can click “Parameter Settings” to check and change parameters before auto-creating the splint.
Next time you run Medit Splints after using Auto Creation, you will be asked for feedback on your latest auto-created splint. The app will learn from your reply and automatically adjust parameters to create a better fit splint design next time.
Feedback is optional and can be turned on or off in the settings.
Manual Creation is a step-by-step splint creation process that allows you more flexibility if you want to make fine adjustments to the splint.
The workflow for the Manual Creation is as follows:
|Occlusal Adjustment Mode*
|Inner Surface Creation Mode*
|Outline Designation Mode*
|Outer Surface Creation Mode*
Modes marked with a star (*) automatically analyze the characteristics of anterior and posterior teeth. The analysis will be used to automatically suggest results in the current step once you enter it. Review the automatic suggestion, make adjustments if needed, and click “Next”.
Edit Mode, Design Mode, and Labeling Mode are not mandatory and can be skipped.
Learn more about each mode in the “Modes” article.