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Answering Common Questions About Line-M-Up™

It’s perfectly normal to have questions about our trademarked invisible aligner technology called Line-M-Up™, so here are some of our answers!

Line-M-Up and braces are common orthodontic treatments at JK Orthodontics


A lot of parents and patients have questions during their initial consultation appointments about our very own, trademarked invisible aligner technology called Line-M-Up™.

Dr. Karpac and our entire team are always here to answer your questions and concerns as you’re weighing out your best treatment options, and we also want you to come into your consultations as informed as possible.

This is why we’re answering some of the most common Line-M-Up™ questions that we receive on a regular basis in the below sections!


What Exactly Is Line-M-Up™, And How Does It Work?


Line-M-Up™ is a revolutionary invisible aligner system that was invented by Dr. Karpac, and it’s very similar to other invisible aligners—except that it’s more comfortable and provides more efficient treatment results!

Line-M-Up™ uses removable, clear aligners that apply gentle forces on a patient’s teeth. This pressure is very similar to traditional braces, and Line-M-Up™ patients can see healthy teeth and jaw alignment even faster than some braces patients.

Line-M-Up™ is fully customized for each patient’s unique treatment journey, and it’s also meant to provide a discreet fit and more dietary flexibility as compared to other orthodontic treatments.


How Long Does It Take For Line-M-Up™ To Fix Overbites?


Overbites are a very common orthodontic condition that patients have, and treatment durations will vary on a patient-by-patient basis due to usage habits, overbite severity, and other extenuating circumstances.

These circumstances are part of what Dr. Karpac will discuss with you during your consultation appointment, and our entire team will ensure that you receive a personalized treatment that includes an estimated timeline (typically around 1-2 years).


What Are Some Of The Most Important Line-M-Up™ Instructions?


It’s crucial for patients to do their part when it comes to maintaining their treatment plan, because being proactive and prepared on a daily basis will increase the overall efficiency of your treatment process.

Below are some of the most important Line-M-Up™ instructions that you should keep in mind:


  • Only drink water when you’re wearing your aligners. If you’d like to drink any other type of beverage, you’ll need to take your aligners out.


  • Only remove your aligners for certain daily activities like flossing, brushing, eating, or drinking non-water beverages.


  • Be sure to thoroughly clean or rinse out your aligners prior to placing them back in after meals or brushing.


  • Clean your aligners on a daily basis with only approved and safe cleaning methods.


  • Brush your teeth prior to placing your aligners back in (whenever possible).


How Long Should I Wear My Line-M-Up™ Aligners Each Day?


Line-M-Up™ patients should aim for about 22 hours per day of aligner usage, which essentially means that you should be wearing your aligners as much as possible.

As detailed in the above section, you should only be taking your aligners out for things like eating and brushing. 22 hours of daily usage is crucial in terms of ensuring that you’re getting the necessary forces to move your teeth in a healthy manner.


How Long Does Line-M-Up™ Treatment Typically Last?


The average length of Line-M-Up™ treatment varies, but most patients will reach their final aligner set in about 12-18 months.

However, many Line-M-Up™ patients see their final results in as little as 6 months!


Why Should I Get Line-M-Up™, Instead Of Mail-Order Aligners?


Mail-order invisible aligners have grown in popularity throughout recent years, but they actually pose all sorts of health issues for patients of all ages. The big issue with mail-order aligners is that you won’t be working directly with a licensed orthodontic specialist, and you won’t be taking any x-rays or digital scans that help you better understand the root cause of your orthodontic issues.

Orthodontic treatment is incredibly individualized and requires a comprehensive approach—just like other healthcare treatments. This is why it’s absolutely critical to put your trust in an experienced orthodontist like Dr. Karpac who can help you make adjustments and changes throughout the course of your treatment when it’s necessary.


Are There Dietary Restrictions With Line-M-Up™?


No, there are no dietary restrictions associated with Line-M-Up™ treatment. This is because you’ll be able to take out your aligner trays prior to eating or drinking anything you’d like.

As mentioned above, it’s important to take out your aligners before drinking any beverages other than water. This helps prevent plaque buildup and staining associated with sugary or acidic drinks.


Contact JK Orthodontics When You Have More Line-M-Up™ Questions That Need To Be Answered!


JK Orthodontics is one of the leading orthodontic treatment providers in the Columbus metro area, and our Line-M-Up™ invisible aligner technology has blown up in popularity throughout recent years.

Reach out to us online or give us a call at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to ask us any further questions you have and schedule your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Karpac today!