Now that BiteFX V2.0w for Windows has been released we will be releasing new animations regularly (about one a month is the goal). V2.0w and BiteFX on the iPad (when it is released) have update support built-in so the products, as long as they can connect to the Internet, will recognize when updates are available and give you the opportunity to download and install the updates at your convenience.
The purpose of this feature is to accelerate the delivery of new animations to you, our customers, and to encourage you to give us input that will influence the content of these new animations.
In the past we have produced a new release of BiteFX about once every three or four years – which is a long time to wait for animation updates. Now that we have switched to a subscription model we can keep the new animations flowing so that you can see the value and scope of BiteFX expanding all the time.
We have lots of notes from the many suggestions we have received from our customers as we have met them at conferences or spoken to them on the phone. A number of the most common suggestions drove the new animations in V2.0w. However, it is sometimes difficult to tell if a request is just of interest to one particular person, a small group of dentists with a particular focus, or of general interest to all occlusion-focused dentists.
Therefore one of the goals of this blog is to encourage you to comment on our animation plans and to give your input on what you’d like to see in BiteFX. If you see a suggestion that you think would be particularly useful, please add your support to that suggestion. The more support a suggestion receives the higher up we will put it on our development priority list.
To get started, here’s a list of topics we are considering animating in the next few months:
- The neutral zone (viewed from front, side and above)
- How it guides tooth growth
- How it is affected by forward tooth posture
- How the lower lip can contribute to pushing out upper teeth
- Damage caused by moderate over bite
- Cross-over wear patterns
- 3D views of the TMJ
- Use of a lower splint
Will these be useful to you?
Are there other topics you think would be of more use to you?
Are there changes to our current animations you’d like to see?
Or, even better, take our BiteFX Future Desires Survey which gives most of the suggestions we've received with easy click-to-rate-importance responses!