- In the Simulation Settings stage, you will be creating scenarios, adjusting form information, and segmenting the teeth.
- The overview section provides the space to create several scenarios of teeth movement. The form information for each scenario is filled out separately, and the results can be compared later on.
- 💡Use the tools in the Advanced Adjustments stage to make additional adjustments to the teeth' position.
(2) Form information
- Use the form information section to designate teeth as missing, or as planned for prosthesis or extraction.
- 💡To prohibit any tooth from being moved during Auto Simulation, click the "Manual Movement Only" option and then pin any teeth you wish to be fixed.
(3) Scan data
- In case the program does not segment teeth correctly, you can change tooth numbering in the scan data section.
- 💡You can export each of the segmented teeth as a separate file to the case via Segmented Export on the right.
❏ Overview and creating scenarios
Create up to three scenarios of teeth movement based on form information to visualize possible simulation outcomes. You can create variations of the form information by changing the planned teeth for extraction or prosthesis, along with the option to turn "Auto Simulation" on and off in each scenario.
1. To create a new scenario, either click "+" icon below the first one or clone the selected one.
- Auto simulation: turns on/off the auto simulation. 💡When off, the original and simulation results will be the same.
- Add: adds a new scenario for each tooth movement scenario.
- Rename: renames the selected scenario.
- Clone: clones the selected scenario.
- Delete: deletes the selected scenario.
2. Edit the form for each of the scenarios.
3. When you're finished with the simulation scenario, click "Confirm" to move on to the next stage.
❏ Working on the form information
The form information section represents your treatment plan.
1. Click a tooth once to mark it as "Planned Extraction" or double-click to mark it as "Planned Prosthesis."
2. Teeth pinned by "Manual Movement Only" will not be moved during "Auto Simulation"; you can only change their position manually later in the Advanced Adjustment stage.
- This feature is useful when you only want to check the simulation of certain teeth while the rest remain fixed. You can move the fixed teeth manually in "Advanced Adjustment."
3. Click a tooth in the form if extraction or prosthesis is planned.
4. Click once to mark a tooth as "Planned Extraction."
5. Click again to mark it as "Planned Prosthesis."
💡Simulation results cannot be created if there are fewer than 10 teeth.
6. Click the "Add Tooth Area" button to add a tooth if the tooth is still present but marked as a missing tooth.
7. Click the "Add Prosthesis Tooth" button to add a "Planned Prosthesis."
Differences between "Planned Extraction" and "Planned Prosthesis"
- Check the teeth numbering on the scan data. You can change the teeth number by clicking on the tooth on the scan data.
- If a tooth is misnumbered, click its number on the scan data. The program will suggest one or two options to change the numbering.
❏ Teeth marking
The program will automatically segment and mark teeth based on their type. You can always edit the number if it is inaccurate. You also can have the option to export segmented teeth as a separate file.
💡 Use the marked teeth as a reference for when you have to manually mark a tooth. Ensure that only the tooth (and no soft tissue) is selected as shown in the image below.
Tips on tooth area selection
1. Check the tooth number in the scan data. If it has to be changed, click the tooth number for suggestions.
2. Click the tooth number to see the possible options if the wrong number is assigned.
3. Use the tools located on the right to select the correct area for the tooth.
4. Use Smart Tooth Selection to mark the area in one click or by clicking and dragging the mouse automatically expand the selected area. You can use the brush tool to mark the tooth.
- Smart tooth selection: Automatically select the area of a tooth. Click and drag the mouse on the tooth.
- Brush selection: Used to select the area using a brush.
- Brush deselection: Used to deselect the area using a brush.
- Clear all selections: Used to clear all selections.
- Zoom fit to selection: Zoom to the selected area.
5. Click "Show/Hide Teeth Marking" to see the data in its original color.
6. Click "Segmented Export" on the right to export each of the segmented teeth as a separate file to Medit Link.