Medit i500 IOS aligner

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OrthoHen

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Hello everyone,
i am thinking about getting the new medit i500 intraoralscanner for our orthodontic office. So far we are using Invisalign to do aligner treatment. With the i500, a software to plan the aligner treatment and a 3d printer we would be able to start doing aligner treatment in our office.
Does anyone here have experience with the medit i500 so far? We could not upload scans from the scanner to Invisalign since Invisalign doesn't work with the medit scanner so far. Does anyone know whether this will change in the future or another way to be able to use the scans for Invisalign?
We had a live demonstration and it worked very well. I only don't find any studies about the accuracy so far, does anyone have informations on this?
Also there should be no scan fees, but there is a cloud with a limited annual upload contingent, does anyone know whether this is sufficient?
Thank you for the help in advance
 
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I have the medit i500 I/O scanner, it's a bad little beast. I know, what is a lab doing with a I/O scanner...long story short, i'm tired of waiting for my Docs to get one, so I'll take it to them and show them how friggin awesome it is. Invisalign only works with Itero right now, they use to work with trios not too long ago. However, if ortho is your gig and predominately your gig, I have to be honest here. I'd suggest getting the Carestream 3600 for one reason, they have a huge ortho software program integrated with their I/O scanner. Even with the Medit i500, you'd need a software program (i.e. Exocad CS, ialigner, or another ortho program) to create the clear aligners with, then you can send them to printer. The medit i500 has a facebook page which does get into much more involved questions/answers.
 
Affinity

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Did you make your own appliances before getting the scanner? Although it seems easy, it does require a change of workflow. Do you have time to sit and arrange teeth in CAD? Maybe you want more control, or maybe lower prices? There are dozens of labs that can make your aligners from a scan, not just invisalign. You could also outsource the tooth movement, get back a printable .stl and print your own model and suckdown, or print an aligner.. depending on your printer.

I should also mention blue sky bio has their ortho software for free with per use charge for output.
 
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OrthoHen

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Tanks for the replies, we have Benn doing our aligners with wax set ups for a long time. Designing them now on the pc seems like a big advantage. I designed and printed some for myself after a test scan with the i500.
I think we will go for the i500, since we are already familiar with a German cad/cam software we want to use for the aligner aligner (onyxceph).
Does anyone knows something about the exocad ortho software so far coming out end of this year?
Thank you
 
Affinity

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Ive only used 3shape ortho, its pretty powerful. BSB Im not so sure about, but its a great way to get started with little to no investment in software, and put the money towards a nicer printer. Anything exocad does is good and innovative, so Im sure it will be worth the money.
 
TheLabGuy

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Ive only used 3shape ortho, its pretty powerful. BSB Im not so sure about, but its a great way to get started with little to no investment in software, and put the money towards a nicer printer. Anything exocad does is good and innovative, so Im sure it will be worth the money.
I agree, I used the (BSB) BlueSkyBioPlan software this past weekend for a surgical guide, very simple...still not sure $20 per guide is cost effective, but it seems it will be on our end. Anyone else doing these?
 
Omar B. Hansson

Omar B. Hansson

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Hello everyone,
i am thinking about getting the new medit i500 intraoralscanner for our orthodontic office. So far we are using Invisalign to do aligner treatment. With the i500, a software to plan the aligner treatment and a 3d printer we would be able to start doing aligner treatment in our office.
Does anyone here have experience with the medit i500 so far? We could not upload scans from the scanner to Invisalign since Invisalign doesn't work with the medit scanner so far. Does anyone know whether this will change in the future or another way to be able to use the scans for Invisalign?
We had a live demonstration and it worked very well. I only don't find any studies about the accuracy so far, does anyone have informations on this?
Also there should be no scan fees, but there is a cloud with a limited annual upload contingent, does anyone know whether this is sufficient?
Thank you for the help in advance
dear otho hen,
To use Invisaligne you have to go to cource with them to be able to use there system. the scanner dose not matter. So you could easily use the Medit it is a very good scanner. 3shape can be used also. Regards
Omar
 
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sidesh0wb0b

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I have the medit i500 I/O scanner, it's a bad little beast. I know, what is a lab doing with a I/O scanner...long story short, i'm tired of waiting for my Docs to get one, so I'll take it to them and show them how friggin awesome it is. Invisalign only works with Itero right now, they use to work with trios not too long ago. However, if ortho is your gig and predominately your gig, I have to be honest here. I'd suggest getting the Carestream 3600 for one reason, they have a huge ortho software program integrated with their I/O scanner. Even with the Medit i500, you'd need a software program (i.e. Exocad CS, ialigner, or another ortho program) to create the clear aligners with, then you can send them to printer. The medit i500 has a facebook page which does get into much more involved questions/answers.
after speaking with Invisalign a few weeks ago, they can accept any open format data (.stl) to make their products. just an FYI straight from Invisalign
 
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dear otho hen,
To use Invisaligne you have to go to cource with them to be able to use there system. the scanner dose not matter. So you could easily use the Medit it is a very good scanner. 3shape can be used also. Regards
Omar
Invisalign will only accept Trios scans from Canada. We are special .
 
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