Are You Over Brushing Your Braces?

Have you ever had that awkward experience when you drink a cold beverage and immediately feel a sharp pain in your teeth? You’re not alone. In fact, one in eight people has this same problem with tooth sensitivity. So what’s the cause? Believe it or not, tooth sensitivity such as this doesn’t have anything to Read More

What Happens When We Swallow Gum?

Dr. Christy Fortney and her team at Hidden Valley Orthodontics want to dispel an urban legend about chewing gum: if you swallow a wad of gum, it does not sit in your stomach for seven years. In most cases, actually, not even seven days. Chewing gum, although not meant to be swallowed, passes harmlessly through Read More

Fun Halloween Costumes Based on Braces

It’s that time of year again! Halloween is just around the corner and we at Hidden Valley Orthodontics are here to get you ready. For those of you currently in braces, you may be wondering how you can stand out with your costume while disguising your orthodontic treatment. Fear not! Here are six fun costume ideas Read More

2017 Patient Appreciation Day

Dr. Fortney & the HVO Team – Invite you and your immediate family – To be our guests at: THE WAVE WATER PARK in Vista We have scheduled two separate evenings in order to accommodate everyone! Please note one is on a Saturday due to availability Friday, July 14th, 5 to 7:30 pm: A – Read More

2016 Patient Appreciation Day

Dr. Fortney & the HVO Team – Invite you and your immediate family – To be our guests at: THE WAVE WATER PARK in Vista from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m.   We have scheduled two separate evenings in order to accommodate everyone! Friday, July 15th: A – M (Patient’s last name) Friday, July 29th: Read More

HVO Gear Contest Winner January 2016

alt=”HVO Gear Contest Winner January 2016″ width=”400″ height=”350″ /> HVO Gear Contest Winner January 2016! – Congratulations! to the Kosalowski family: Rachel and her parents were SO EXCITED to be gifted FREE BRACES by the HVO Gear Contest Winner January 2016, the Leahy Family! HVO Gear Contests are held twice a year, in January & Read More

Boys & Girls Clubs of San Diego

For more than 65 years, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego have been committed to serving at-risk youth between the ages of five and eighteen and reaching out to young people in need. Our sole purpose is to better serve the 13,000 youth who are currently Club members in the Greater San Read More

Holiday Food Drive

Bring in Non-Perishable Food Items and you will go into a drawing on December 22, 2014, for a $50 Target gift card. Bonus: 5 stamps on your Rewards Card Thank you for being a part of the HVO family and “sharing a smile”!

Treat Yourself Right!

October, as usual, is National Orthodontic Health month! Seeing as it is always in October and coincidently so is Halloween, it’s a perfect time to remind our patients with braces to put some thought into the