Orthodontic Treatment In Escondido & San Marcos, CA

For over four decades, we have made patient care our top priority.  The doctors and team believe everyone deserves a beautiful smile and a lifetime of dental health.  We aim to exceed your expectations by using state-of-the-art technology and personalized treatment to achieve a fantastic result . Every smile is different, and you deserve orthodontic treatment that is as unique as you are!

Start your journey to a stunning smile by scheduling a no-cost consultation today.

What Is Orthodontics?

An orthodontist is examining a patient's teeth.

Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on improving facial symmetry by correcting bite misalignments. This can include addressing issues such as crooked teeth, gaps, rotated teeth, and jaw problems.

Not only does orthodontic treatment enhance the appearance of your smile, but it also has long-term benefits for your overall dental health. Straightened teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of future dental issues.

At Hidden Valley Orthodontics, we act with integrity in our innovative approach to individualized patient care. Our fabulous and inspired team will deliver a memorable experience when addressing your orthodontic concerns.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment We Offer


Are you interested in Invisalign? You should be! Invisalign is an easy, unobtrusive way to straighten your teeth. It is a great option for adults, teens, and children who want to avoid the appearance of traditional metal braces and remain uninhibited during their orthodontic journey.

One of the benefits of clear aligners is that they are removable, making it easier to maintain oral hygiene and fewer food restrictions. However, they must be worn for 22-23 hours a day, except while eating. Typically, patients switch to a new set of aligners every week, but in some cases, the treatment may be accelerated with more frequent aligner changes.

Hidden Valley Orthodontics was an early adopter of Invisalign, and we are one of the nation’s top providers! You can trust that our fabulous and inspired team has the expertise to provide treatment that will change your smile – and your life!

A woman is holding a model of a mouth and an Invisalign clear aligner.
A woman boy getting his braces maintenanced at Hidden Valley Orthodontics


Orthodontic treatment with braces can improve your bite and give you a stunning smile. We offer a wide range of cutting-edge and sophisticated braces options to suit your needs.

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces, also known as clear braces, are an orthodontic appliance that uses a transparent material to blend in with the patient’s smile. They are durable and less noticeable than traditional metal braces, making them a popular choice for teens and adults.

A young boy is being examined by an orthodontist.

Early Treatment

Early orthodontic treatment can begin around age 7 when the upper and lower adult teeth start to erupt. A visit to an orthodontist for an initial examination can help identify any early or developing problems and determine the timing of follow-up appointments to evaluate growth and development.

Retainers & Retention

Retainers are an essential part of orthodontic treatment, as they help maintain the beautiful results achieved by the braces. There are various types of retainers available depending on the severity of the initial problem, whether the patient is a child or adult, and if any additional intervention is needed after treatment.

Why Choose Hidden Valley For Your Orthodontic Treatment?

Dr. Fortney with the Hidden Valley Orthodontics team behind her outside of the office

At Hidden Valley Orthodontics, we understand the importance of personalized orthodontic treatment plans tailored to meet the individual needs and lifestyles of our patients.  

Achieving a beautiful smile goes beyond just straightening teeth.  Our team of board-certified orthodontists provides individualized attention to each and every patient, ensuring a personalized treatment plan. We specialize in treating children, teens and adults, and we give our patients the individualized attention they deserve.

Located in Escondido & San Marcos, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch orthodontic care to our community and surrounding areas. Our compassionate team is dedicated to providing the best possible care to help you achieve your dream smile. 

Start your journey towards a beautiful smile by scheduling an appointment with us today.