This stage addresses two important tasks in the simulation workflow.
For starters, it is an excellent visual aid for patient consultation. Second, it includes a variety of tools for analyzing simulation results of the scanned data.
As you progress through this stage, expected simulation results are generated and displayed alongside the original model.
The Side Toolbar contains several elements that can be useful during a patient consultation.
1. Model Display Modes
If the patient is sensitive to visual stimuli, switch the 3D scanned data display mode to Study Model to make them feel more at ease.
2. Scenario Comparison Mode
Each scenario in the top right corner can be compared to the original model individually or all at once.
- Switch between scenarios in the top right corner to see the individual comparisons.
- Scenario Comparison Mode allows you to compare all scenarios to the original at once.
💡For a more thorough examination, you can use different view options.
3. Show/Hide Reference Data
Along with the model data, various reference data can be displayed.
- Select the Show/Hide Face option after clicking Show/Hide Reference Data.
⚠︎ Face scan data must be acquired and aligned in Medit Scan for Clinics before using this feature.
- Select the Show/Hide Midline or Show/Hide Arch Line options to reference their location.
💡The midline and arch line can be adjusted at the next stage (Advanced Adjustments).
💡When completed, simulation results for each scenario will be saved to the Medit Link case as captured images.
4. Grid Settings (mm)
Select "Grid Settings" to show or hide the grid and control its position in relation to the model (Grid Overlay On/Off).
Analyzing Simulation Results
Several tools are provided for analyzing simulation results, including the Bolton Ratio, Teeth Movements Data, and Sculpting.
1. The Bolton Ratio
The Bolton Ratio window is in the upper right corner of the screen. If the list contains more than one scenario, expand the Bolton Ratio window to see the value of each scenario.
Go to app settings in the menu to hide or show the Bolton Ratio window.
Teeth Movements Data
- After simulation, examine the values of the tooth movements.
- Sculpt data by adding, removing, morphing, or smoothing its parts with tools.
2.1 Teeth Movements Data
The Teeth Movements Data table displays the values of all teeth movements after the simulation, allowing the user to validate the created scenario. It is also useful for reviewing tooth movement after extraction.
💡You can consult the patient on orthodontic treatment by referring to the teeth movement data.
- Examine data for both jaws' teeth by selecting the maxilla or mandible icons at the top right of the chart.
- Ctrl + C / Cmd + C can be used to copy data from the table. Click and drag the cursor over the cells you want to copy to select them.
💡Teeth Movement Data is saved as an.xls file when exported at the "Complete" stage.
The sculpting tool allows you to change the data on the teeth and gingiva by adding, removing, smoothing, or morphing it. Any changes made to the original or simulation data are immediately reflected in the other.
- This feature can assist you in making minor changes or corrections to the data if necessary.
💡Changes to the teeth data have no effect on the Bolton Ratio.
- You can change the brush's strength and size in the sculpting toolbox. Click each tool option to use it, or use the hotkeys listed below for quick access to each action: 1 - Add / 2 - Remove / 3 - Smooth / 4 - Morph.
- Hide gingiva or teeth data in the Data Tree by clicking it to gain more control over what data is sculpted. By adjusting the slider, you can also change the transparency of the data. The Data Tree is only visible when Sculpting is used.