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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 you can try that make the most of your braces.

Darla from Finding NemoDarla from Finding Nemo

This character from the classic kid’s movie, Finding Nemo, is often what comes to mind when people think of costumes featuring braces. Darla’s enthusiasm for animals (often times too intense) and full face of metal made her one of the most memorable characters in the movie.

To achieve this look, find a purple sweater, white button down shirt, plaid skirt, plastic bag filled with water and fish and, most importantly, add freckles and something that resembles headgear to your face. Read More

Spread the Word – October is National Orthodontic Health Month

October means something a little different to our team at october is orthodontic health monthHidden Valley Orthodontics because this is National Orthodontic Health Month. During October, orthodontic offices all over the country work together to promote their services and inform the community about the important work we do. Our goal is to draw attention to the fact that everyone needs to be evaluated for orthodontic treatment. You are never too young or too old if your bite or smile needs correction.

American Association of Orthodontics recommends that parents start early and all kids be evaluated 7 – 8 years of age. During the growing years of 7 – 10, kids undergo a major growth spurt that goes hand in hand with the eruptive pattern of their teeth and development of jaws.Read More

6 Fun Smartphone Apps To Improve Your Oral Hygiene

We use our smartphones for almost everything in our lives. wireless connecting sonic toothbrush with smart phone app. Modern home technology conceptFrom setting alarms to wake up, to tracking our workouts, calories and calendars, we keep our phones close to us at all times. That being said, it comes as no surprise that our phones can be used to help improve our oral hygiene as well. To help establish or improve your daily routine during orthodontic treatment, Hidden Valley Orthodontics is sharing a few apps here are a few apps you can try.

Brush DJ

Are you brushing your teeth for a long enough time? Brush DJ plays two minutes of music from your own library of songs so you can keep track of the time. Taking it even further, the app also includes a visual display to show you where to brush. A custom reminders feature helps keep you on track of things like replacing your toothbrush and upcoming orthodontic appointments. Read More

5 Tips for Going Back to School with Braces

Bummed out that summer is almost over? A multi-ethnic group of teenage girls are smiling and taking a selfie together on their cell phones.At Hidden Valley Orthodontics in Escondido, CA, we feel this is a great time of year to revisit the basics of caring for your teeth during orthodontic treatment. Starting a healthy routine at the beginning of the school year will go a long way towards achieving a beautiful, healthy smile. When done right, good oral care maintenance could lead you all the way to next summer and beyond.

Here are five helpful reminders to kick off the fall session with clean teeth and a happy mouth:

  1.       Follow the 2×2 Rule
  2.       Avoid Crunchy and Sticky Foods
  3.       Drink Lots of Water
  4.       Plan Your Meals and Snacks
  5.       Bring a Braces Care Kit

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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 – M (Patient’s last name)
  • Saturday, August 5th, 6 to 8:30 pm: N – Z (Patient’s last name)

Thank you so much for choosing to be a part of our HVO family!

 

INVITE A FRIEND

We have arranged for 150 Friend Passes to be available for each night at the front desk.
~One Per Active Patient Only~

RULES TO REMEMBER AT THE WAVE WATER PARK:

  • Children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 16.
  • Some attractions are restricted by height or physical limitations.
  • You must wear appropriate swim wear. No cut-offs, swimsuits with metal rivets or buckles.
  • Please do not enter the park with the following: coolers, food, and beverage items, glass containers,radios, lounge chairs, bodyboards, or water wings.
  • Single innertubes, some chairs and lounge chairs and bodyboards are provided. You may bring in your own beach chair.
  • The concession stand will be open for you to purchase snacks and drinks.
  • Swim at your own risk!

FOR MORE INFORMATION & DIRECTIONS:

Call (760) 940-WAVE or go to http://thewavewaterpark.com.

We appreciate your confidence in us by referring your family & friends to our office and we look forward to seeing you ! ! ! !

Have Fun Everyone!

Thank you for being a part of the HVO family and “Sharing a Smile”!

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: N – Z (Patient’s last name)

If you are unable to attend on your assigned day,
please check with the front desk to see if space is available on the other day.

RULES TO REMEMBER AT THE WAVE WATER PARK:

  • Children age 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult over 16.
  • Some attractions are restricted by height or physical limitations.
  • You must wear appropriate swim wear. No cut-offs, swimsuits with metal rivets or buckles.
  • Please do not enter the park with the following: coolers, food, and beverage items, glass containers,radios, lounge chairs, bodyboards, or water wings.
  • Single innertubes, some chairs and lounge chairs and bodyboards are provided. You may bring in your own beach chair.
  • The concession stand will be open for you to purchase snacks and drinks.
  • Swim at your own risk!

FOR MORE INFORMATION & DIRECTIONS:

Call (760) 940-WAVE or go to http://thewavewaterpark.com.

We appreciate your confidence in us by referring your family & friends to our office and we look forward to seeing you ! ! ! !

 

Have Fun Everyone!

Thank you for being a part of the HVO family and “Sharing a Smile”!