Your Exceptional Orthodontist
in San Marcos, CA For Braces and Invisalign

955 Boardwalk Ste 202, San Marcos, CA 92078

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San Marcos Orthodontist Hours

Tuesday & Wednesday:

8:30 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, Thursday & Friday:

By appointment only. Call 760-489-0330 to book. 

Hidden Valley Orthodontics in San Marcos, CA

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Hidden Valley Orthodontics has an office located in beautiful San Marcos, CA. We’re proud to be able to bring our unmatched orthodontic expertise to the gorgeous foothills of northern San Diego County.

You can find our San Marcos office behind the Social Security Administration office on Via Vera Cruz. Schedule your complimentary consultation today. We’re excited to be your new local orthodontist and give you an exceptional experience you won’t find anywhere else!

Benefits Of Interceptive Orthodontic Treatment

Hidden Valley Orthodontics has been committed to patient well-being for more than 40 years. Our goal is to provide every patient with individualized orthodontic treatment, like braces and Invisalign, that create captivating smiles and lifelong dental health. Dr. Fortney is in the top 1% of Invisalign providers in North Inland County, so you can trust her to give you the smile you deserve! Every smile is unique, and that is why we offer customized orthodontic treatment made specifically for you. Our treatment options include: 

We believe that excellent health is just as important as beautiful smiles. Through Total Health Orthodontics, Dr. Fortney, who earned a specialty degree in Orthodontics from the prestigious Children’s National Medical Center in Washington D.C., screens for behaviors or symptoms of children with sleep apnea, and also provides records for ENT to diagnosis.

We offer Dental Monitoring, a service that enables our orthodontists to evaluate your treatment using cutting-edge AI technology. This means we can remotely and conveniently monitor your treatment progress, no matter where you are!

The iTero Element 5D intraoral scanner is an innovative imaging system that captures 3D, intraoral color, and NIRI images all in one scan. This state-of-the-art scanner has revolutionized the orthodontic field by eliminating the need for messy impressions and providing highly accurate 3D scans of teeth. The scanning technology also improves the fit of appliances and aligners for more accurate tooth movement and shorter treatment times.

True orthodontic emergencies are rare, but they can occur. That’s why we offer on-call care for all of our patients during non-working hours. 

We call it our Comfort Care line because we want you to know that we’re always here to ensure your comfort during your treatment. Whether you have a loose wire, a broken or lost retainer, an ill-fitting aligner, or anything causing you discomfort, just give us a call, and we’ll help you resolve the problem.

While we certainly accept referrals from your general family dentist, a referral is not required for a complimentary consultation at Hidden Valley Orthodontics.

Yes, we’re happy to offer virtual consultations for your convenience.

While we do not accept Medicaid, we do accept most insurance plans. Our insurance specialist will be happy to assist you in determining the maximum benefit your coverage allows. Dr. Fortney wants everyone to be able to afford treatment, no matter your budget!

At our San Marcos location, our orthodontic team is able to accommodate English and Spanish-speaking patients.

Yes, there is ample free parking in our shared parking lot.

At our San Marcos location, we have several accessibility options for our patients. We have a wheelchair accessible entrance, parking lot, restroom, and wheelchair accessible seating in our office.

We have a variety of amenities. For refreshments, we provide water and coffee. In our waiting area, we have a TV, children’s games, and free Wi-Fi for your convenience. We also have a gender-neutral restroom to accommodate all individuals and families.

If you’re lucky, you’ll catch our team wearing some wacky attire during one of our themed dress up days!

Meet Our San Marcos Orthodontic Specialists

Hidden Valley Orthodontics’ top priority is to deliver exceptional orthodontic care and a welcoming, enjoyable, and comfortable setting. Dr. Fortney and Dr. George are highly proficient in the latest orthodontic techniques, which ensures they have the perfect solution for every individual’s smile. They guarantee that both children and adults will enjoy their smile journey and achieve fabulous results.

Orthodontist Dr. Fortney smiling with arms crossed in a white lab coat.

Dr. Christy Fortney grew up in a dental family in Rancho Bernardo, and her upbringing made a huge impact on the direction of her life. More than anything, Dr. Fortney values two things: her beautiful family and creating healthy, stunning smiles through orthodontics.

Inspired by the days she spent cleaning instruments in her father’s oral surgery office, she knew early on that she wanted to help people achieve the smile of their dreams. In 1994, Dr. Fortney graduated with her B.S. in Biology from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. After that, she received her general dental degree in 1998 from Northwestern University. To complete her dental training, in 2001, she earned a specialty degree in Orthodontics from the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Dr. Fortney sought to distinguish herself further, and obtained her Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2006, the highest level of achievement in orthodontics.

Dr. Fortney’s dedication, drive and passion are unquestionable when it comes to orthodontics. She’ll work tirelessly to find the unique solution for your smile so that you can wear it proudly and healthily for the rest of your life!

orthodontist Dr. George, a smiling with arms crossed in a white coat.

Dr. George is a gifted and experienced professional with an unmistakable southern charm that wins over all of her patients. Born and raised in Northeast Louisiana, Dr. George was inspired to pursue a career in orthodontics as a result of her own experience of getting braces while in middle school.

After graduating summa cum laude from Louisiana State University, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences with a Chemistry minor in 2011, she continued at LSU to obtain her Doctorate of Dental Surgery (DDS) in 2015. In 2018, she completed her three years of specialty training in orthodontics at Texas A&M – Baylor College of Dentistry, where she obtained her certificate in orthodontics. Once Dr. George completed her residency, she completed the requirements and examination necessary to become board-certified in Orthodontics – a distinction held by only 35% of orthodontists in the United States.

Dr. George believes in the power of expert and individualized orthodontic treatment to restore patients’ confidence and self-esteem through a fabulous and healthy smile. Similar to her own positive experience, Dr. George’s goal is to make your treatment fun, exciting, comfortable, and memorable.

Contact Hidden Valley Today For Your Orthodontic Treatment

Get started on your path toward the smile you’ve always dreamt of. At Hidden Valley Orthodontics, our entire team is committed to providing you with personalized attention and the best orthodontic care possible.

There’s no need for a referral from a general dentist – reach out to Hidden Valley Orthodontics today to schedule your complimentary consultation today! Our exceptional doctors will personally conduct a comprehensive assessment in order to determine the most suitable orthodontic treatment for your needs and smile goals. We can’t wait to make you smile!

Find Out What People Are Saying About Their Experience with Hidden Valley Orthodontics in San Marcos
Robe Carb
Robe Carb
Very knowledgable and professional they make it very easy by giving detailed instructions, answer to any questions of concern we had so that my teenager kids decided to go ahead and get the invisaline braces. And all happened in a beautiful modern office that offered good coffee, video-games rooms and even icicles, thank you HVO!
Laura Valentine
Laura Valentine
Excellent customer service! Always on time! Great and lovely staff!
Silve Villamil
Silve Villamil
Love going to HVO with my son. Best service, attitude, friendly, knowledgeable, and best team. Always making our experience awesome. Thank you HVO Team!
Darlene Harrington
Darlene Harrington
Excellent staff and service! And payment plans! With Invisalign and weekly easy scans I did at home sent to be reviewed by HVO- my teeth look great and treatment finished sooner than expected! HVO has the latest technology for your teeth and the 3D imaging is so cool! Initial consultation and treatment completed in less than 6 visits, so easy and I'm so happy I picked HVO!! (Out of 5 other orthodontists offices I consulted with) My teeth look GREAT!!
Candace Club
Candace Club
We have had the best experience at Hidden Valley Ortho ! Everyone is so kind , the facility is so clean and we love the staff!
Shelley Kreeger
Shelley Kreeger
HVO is always great and Super friendly!!
Very friendly, responsive and caring staff.

Hidden Valley Orthodontics San Marcos Awards

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