Before you decide to embark on a course of treatment of teeth alignment, you may be wise to check out the type of the treatment you will get and the people who are going to be assigned to you to do the work. Orthodontists are generally called in by your regular dentist when you need specialized work doing to correct misshaped teeth or any other problems concerning the bite of your mouth. But, you know your dentist very well, the person you are being assigned to however, you don’t know and are taking the word of your dentist as gospel. Orthodontists by their very nature are extremely professional and gifted in their field, yet getting to know a ‘stranger’ for a couple of sessions, before they go to work on your mouth, requires you to do homework of your own and work with them before you are satisfied to put your trust in the work that they are going to do. The rules should be the same as anything you are about to go into. Firstly, once you and your dentist have decided that you need treatment, then arrange an initial consultation at the orthodontist’s surgery to, at the very least, set up some rapport with the person. Don’t ever be afraid to state your case about what you have in mind and then find out about all the aligners and braces on the market. Some treatments can be exclusive and can only be done by specifically qualified people. If this first orthodontist you meet cannot offer you what you are entitled to, change the orthodontist. Then, have a guided tour around the surgery; look at equipment and the surroundings and ask yourself- ‘could I see myself having my treatment here?’ Teeth alignment can go on for anywhere up to three years, so it’s important that you get it right from the start.