Hello again. This video is demonstrating use of the Blue Sky Bio 3D Desktop scanner (BSB DS 3D) to digitize models for planning of in-house aligners using Blue Sky Plan software. With this scanner costing under $3000, it has never been more affordable to get into digital dentistry and digital orthodontics.

I get asked a lot if I do all my aligner cases in-house. The answer to that is a crisp, clear NOOOO! About half of my cases are in-house, and the other half are Invisalign. When we were slower, any cases that needed more than 20 trays per arch (on a Bi-weekly schedule) I sent to Invisalign. Now it’s any case needing more than 15 trays. Soon it’ll any case needing more than 10.

The level to what you decide to do in-house is completely your call. It’s going to depend on your schedule, your level of delegation, the skill and training of your team, your lab equipment, etc. Basically all of this effects CAPACITY.

Here is that video. And if you want to learn more and get some hands-on training with the software, as well as orthodontics in general, I do have a course coming up in a couple of weeks in Raleigh, NC that you can still sign up for.