Getting braces or clear aligners, AKA Invisalign®, is an important decision that will affect your dental health for a lifetime. The orthodontic treatment you receive will also affect your smile, speech, eating and jaw joints forever. Most recently, there has been some confusion about who should be providing your orthodontic care — your family general dentist or a certified orthodontic specialist, an orthodontist. Consumers have the right to be informed in a non-deceptive manner of the significant differences in care between the two before starting their orthodontic treatment. After all, it is your smile, your bite, your profile, your choice.