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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”!

 

HVO Gear Contest Winner January 2016

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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 & July!

To learn more about how you can win your own HVO Gear – Check out out contest entry requirements and rules:

How about sharing that beautiful smile with your friends?

At Hidden Valley Orthodontics, we are proud to show off the beautiful smiles we help create!

Dr. Fortney loves orthodontics and looks forward to being a part of your perfect smile. She has committed herself to advancing her knowledge of diagnosing and implementing treatment solutions that are customized to what each person may need.

Whether it’s a child having obstructive breathing issues, a parent with a youngster that is not sure they need any treatment (7 & Up is the ideal age to be evaluated), or an adult that needs treatment but does not want braces and has been told Invisalign won’t work for them. Dr. Fortney has the confidence to address many of these situations where others may not.

We hope that you love your smile too and we want you to “Share a Smile” with a friend.

Recommending us to your friends and family is the greatest compliment we can receive. We are humbled that you would entrust your friend or family member to us and we do not take that responsibility lightly.

We are currently having our SHARE A SMILE referral contest. Refer a smile to Hidden Valley Orthodontics and receive an entry into our drawing for a great prize!

DOWNLOAD YOUR REFERRAL CARD HERE!

  • Fill out your part, share it with your friends.
  • When they bring in your card to their complimentary consultation, the card will be entered into our drawing.

Health Savings Accounts may help with the cost of orthodontic treatment and save you some taxes.

We at Hidden Valley Orthodontics understand that the choice of orthodontics is not an inexpensive or an easy decision to make.

With that in mind, we wanted to remind many of you that there may be ways to help offset some of the costs or at least spend your dollars more wisely.

If you have health insurance through your employer, you will probably have the option to choose some sort of tax-favored health spending account during the annual open enrollment, now getting underway at many companies.

The accounts – including health savings accounts, or H.S.A.s, and health care flexible spending accounts, or F.S.A.s – aim to help health plan members pay for out-of-pocket medical costs. The accounts can save you money, but rules for using them vary.

“It’s very important for employees to understand the nuances,” said Brian Marcotte, chief executive of the National Business Group on Health, whose members are large employers.

If you think you may be eligible for some type of Health Savings Account, here are some questions and answers about health spending accounts: