by MICHELLE TREMBLAY | photos provided by Hidden Valley Orthodontics

Spectacular Smiles, Superior Service

Hidden Valley Orthodontics Treats Patients Like Family

Originally established in 1982, Hidden Valley Orthodontics offers orthodontic treatment to adults and children alike. “We see children as young as seven for an initial exam, and adults of all ages,” noted Dr. Christy Fortney, owner of the practice. “We have had parents and their children and even grandparents and their grandchildren choose to do treatment at the same time. Whether it’s regular braces or Invisalign (clear aligners) sometimes it’s easier when they experience it together.”

“Our team works hard to make sure your experience at Hidden Valley is special.”

Dr. Fortney – who completed dental school at Northwestern University in Chicago and attended a two-year orthodontic specialty training program at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. – is an expert in tooth movement and jaw development and is well-versed in obstructive sleep apnea issues in children. Her team of back office assistants, are all licensed Registered Dental Assistants, and her front office staff have a combined work experience of 142 years! “We have worked extremely hard to develop a team that is second to none,” explained Dr. Fortney. “We do it better than anyone else. From the moment you walk in the door, we are different.”

Always striving to stay ahead of the industry curve, the practice was the first in its area to have a digital x-ray machine, as well as an iTero 3D digital scanner to scan teeth and eliminate the need for regular dental impressions for Invisalign patients. “We have been the leader in technology in our area for years and don’t plan on stopping now,” stated Dr. Fortney. “I am a national lecturer for Opal Orthodontics as well as an Alpha and Beta tester for their new products, allowing me first access to some of the newest technologies coming to market.”


In 2012, Dr. Fortney and her team moved into their brand-new facility in Escondido. “The idea was to allow me to prepare for the future of Hidden Valley Orthodontics with a facility that was cutting-edge, comfortable, and welcoming to our patients and their families. Building this facility has allowed us to prepare for the growth of this wonderful business through hard work, dedication, and giving back to the community that has supported us for so many years,” recalled Dr. Fortney. Today she and her team remain fully committed to their patients. “Our team works hard to make sure your experience at Hidden Valley is special,” said Dr. Fortney. “After all, we don’t look at people as just our patients – they are part of the Hidden Valley Orthodontics family!”


Name of Business: Hidden Valley Orthodonticshiddenvalleyortho03
Owner: Dr. Christian Fortney-Ciccarella
Years in Position: 13
Years Since Establishment: 33
Address: 230 West 3rd Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
Phone: 760-489-0330
Description of Business: Specialist in Orthodontics for adults and children. Elite Preferred Provider for Invisalign Clear braces. Top 5% of all Invisalign providers!