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October 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Fri, Oct 30, 2015 @ 17:10 PM

New Animation - Canine Guidance with Crossover

Dr. Mike Melkers, who will be presenting on the BiteFX Insiders' Secrets and Tips Webinar next month, asked that we extend the canine guidance animation to show the lower canine moving outside the upper canine.
Canine Guidance with Crossover
That's what this animation delivers and can help you explain how far the jaw can move sideways, how poor restorations might allow the other front teeth to slam together in crossover and thus another factor you consider in making your restorations.
 
Thank you Dr. Melkers for your input on producing this animation!
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July/August/September BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, Sep 29, 2015 @ 18:09 PM

Our animation updates for July, August and September took longer than expected to develop and finalize. With one or two other time challenges I decided to combine the blogs describing these updates into one blog.

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June 2015 BiteFX Update

Posted by Doug Brown on Wed, Jul 08, 2015 @ 11:07 AM

Animation - Proprioception

A number of you have asked that we provide an animation to help illustrate proprioception - the jaw moving into MIP, unconsciously avoiding an interference.

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June 2015 Software Update

Posted by Doug Brown on Thu, Jun 04, 2015 @ 10:06 AM

The software update released today (June 4, 2015) as Update 44 contains the following fixes:

  1. When running, BiteFX was checking for updates every 84,600ms (=1.44 minutes). This has been changed to the correct value of 84,600s (= 1 day).
  2. If one of the files BiteFX uses to store session information was corrupted, BiteFX would fail to start. BiteFX now recognizes when the files are corrupted and starts with default values.
  3. The update function was enhanced so that sequences can be provided in the update process.
    This will allow us to deliver example sequences that illustrate how to present certain topics to you.
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May 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Thu, May 28, 2015 @ 16:05 PM

Animation - Incisor Angle and Airway

The animation update this month shows how incisor angle can affect jaw position and constrict the airway.

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April 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Thu, Apr 30, 2015 @ 12:04 PM

There are two animations in this month's update.

The first illustrates the situation known as long centric, the second is a variation on our sleep apnea animation keeping the lips sealed after the applicance is inserted.

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March 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Tue, Mar 31, 2015 @ 11:03 AM

Animation - Slow Bilateral Condyle Deterioration

This month adds slow bilateral condyle deterioration to last month's rapid bilateral condyle deterioration.

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February 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Fri, Mar 06, 2015 @ 09:03 AM

Animation - Rapid Bilateral Condyle Deterioration

 

Following on from the last two months' updates in which we have shown rapid and slow deterioration on a single condyle, this month's update shows what happens if both condyles rapidly deteriorate.

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January 2015 BiteFX Updates

Posted by Doug Brown on Fri, Jan 30, 2015 @ 17:01 PM

Animation - Slow Condyle Deterioration

Last month's animation showed the effects of rapid condyle deterioration. This month we complement that with an animation that shows how things can develop when the condyle is deteriorating slowly.

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