Line-M-Up™ is our patented invisible aligner technology that’s blown up in popularity in recent years, and here’s what you should know about it!
Just about everyone has some type of orthodontic alignment issue that needs to be addressed, and these dental issues are often connected to lifestyles and basic genetics. Although some misalignments don’t require professional correction, a lot do, including crowding, impacted teeth, malocclusions, and other uncomfortable dental ailments.
At JK Orthodontics, we’re very proud to provide our patients with our very own, state-of-the-art invisible aligner technology called Line-M-Up™. Line-M-Up™ truly is incredible when it comes to the orthodontic industry, because patients can now finalize their treatment much faster than in the past. Treatment times for Line-M-Up™ range from 6-24 months, and the overall consensus is very clear in terms of how Line-M-Up™ has continued to grow in popularity throughout recent years.
Below we’ll be detailing what you should know about Line-M-Up™ prior to your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Karpac.
What Exactly Are Invisible Aligners?
Invisible aligners are clear, plastic orthodontic devices that are uniquely molded to fit over each patient’s teeth in a way that helps them correct their alignment. This orthodontic technology has become incredibly popular in recent years because it’s much more subtle than traditional braces, doesn’t require dietary changes, and also helps patients see faster treatment results.
Your Line-M-Up™ aligners will come in a vast set, and Dr. Karpac and our team will provide you specific instructions in terms of when you should be switching to your next aligner trays. Each aligner set will establish a gentle force on your teeth, which subsequently causes your teeth to progressively shift over the course of a few weeks. Once the aligner isn’t providing quite as much pressure, it’ll be time to move on to the next set.
Our invisible aligners are available for orthodontic patients of all ages, but there’s a lot that prospective patients and parents should know in terms of what it’s like to use Line-M-Up™ aligners on a daily basis!
Wearing Line-M-Up™ Aligners
It’s crucial to remember that patients must wear their aligners for at least 22 hours each day in order to obtain their desired results. A lot of people love invisible aligners because they’re removable for things like brushing your teeth, eating, and drinking; however, these trays always have to be reinserted after these activities.
Self-discipline tends to be one of the biggest problems that invisible aligner patients encounter, because taking your aligners in and out throughout the course of each day also requires at least a few rinsing/cleaning sessions.
If you or your child chooses Line-M-Up™ as your orthodontic treatment option, you’ll have to be prepared to wear your aligners for the suggested time each day.
Invisible Aligner Comfort
Your invisible aligners are going to gradually be shifting your teeth into new places, so there’s naturally going to be some added pressure on your smile. Once you’re ready to move on from your initial aligner set, you’ll be changing your aligner trays about every two weeks.
The good news is that your teeth will quickly become accustomed to the shifting that’ll occur on a daily basis, and you won’t notice the pressure imposed by your aligners as much after the first week or two of your treatment process.
Oral Hygiene With Invisible Aligners
Line-M-Up™ is very different from traditional braces when it comes to oral hygiene, because it’s actually much easier to floss and properly clean your teeth during invisible aligner treatment. You’ll essentially be able to floss, brush and whiten your teeth as you usually would while wearing Line-M-Up™ aligners.
Maintaining the cleanliness of your aligners is also simple, but it does require some self-discipline. You’ll brush your aligner trays at least twice a day just like you would with your teeth, and you’ll use a non-abrasive toothpaste or cleaner that we’ll recommend to you. We also recommend that you clean your aligner trays after each meal or snack, and at the very least, you should thoroughly rinse your aligners before putting them back in your mouth after eating or drinking.
It’s also crucial for Line-M-Up™ patients to understand the importance of their final retainer trays, which will be your final set of aligners. These aligners will help keep you teeth in their proper positioning for the long-term future, so you’ll always have to follow Dr. Karpac’s instructions in terms of regularly wearing your retainer trays!
Line-M-Up™ Treatment Time Frames
As mentioned in the above sections, Line-M-Up™ aligners are capable of significantly reducing a patient’s overall treatment time.
Although this isn’t always the case, it’s true that our invisible aligners can help you see quicker, more efficient results when you’re in need of rather simple straightening.
Many of our invisible aligner patients are even able to wrap up their treatment process in less than a year!
Reach Out To The JK Orthodontics Team To Learn More About Line-M-Up™
JK Orthodontics is here to help you or your child with correcting your teeth alignment and developing a healthy smile that’ll last a lifetime. Our team will be able to evaluate your teeth and develop a comprehensive, invisible aligner treatment plan that puts you in the right direction toward the beautiful smile that you deserve.
Reach out to us online or give us a call at 614-766-0330 (Dublin office) or 614-471-6355 (Gahanna office) to schedule your initial consultation appointment with Dr. Karpac today!