7 & Up Program

Dr. Fortney’s passion for dentistry began at a young age while working alongside her father. Now, having two young sons of her own, she understands the concerns parents have regarding orthodontic treatment.

Hidden Valley Orthodontics operates under the philosophy that everyone is different and therefore has different needs. Not every child will need braces! But, it’s a wise decision to have your child evaluated by an orthodontic specialist beginning around age 7. Should you have concerns about your child, please feel free to contact us for a complimentary consultation. Our goal is to give every child and parent the smile they have always dreamed about!

Why 7 & Up?

  • When most people think of orthodontics they immediately think teenagers
  • The fact is orthodontic treatment usually begins between the ages of 9 and 14. However, by age 7, most children have a mix of adult and baby teeth.
  • With earlier evaluations, Dr. Fortney is able to spot subtle problems with jaw growth and emerging teeth while some baby teeth are present.

Why is this important?

  • It is important because some orthodontic problems may be easier to address and correct if they are identified early!
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