SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) Has ortho lost some of its luster because of a down economy and general dentists hanging on to the simply cases and trying to treat them with clear aligners (Invisalign). Not to mention future technology that might make it easier for general dentists to treat simple cases? Finally, I think it doesn't help that we are cranking out 30 more residents a year then we were 10 years ago. Any thoughts? Has the hay day of ortho come and past?