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Jed Hildebrand DDS, MSD | Lena Bortnem, DDS, MSD

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For more than 25 years, Hildebrand
Orthodontics has made orthodontics friendly and fun. Now, the go-to place for
the latest and greatest in orthodontic care is getting even better as the
orthodontic team welcomes a brand new provider bringing with her a whole new
set of talents. Over the years, Dr. Jed and his team have partnered with
generations of patients helping them achieve a smile that’s as functional as
it is gorgeous. As the Hildebrand Orthodontics patient base has grown and the
practice has flourished, it became obvious to Dr. Jed that it was time to
welcome a second orthodontist to the team. But not just anyone would

Dr. Jed set about searching for someone who
shared his uncompromising commitment to individualized care and his
dedication to continuing education, clocking far above the hours required to
assure that Hildebrand Orthodontics patients have access to the gentlest,
most precise treatment modern orthodontics can offer. In his search he met
Dr. Lena Bortnem and knew he’d found someone special. “Dr. Lena has an
amazing rapport with patients of any age—from seven-year-olds coming in for
their first evaluation to our most senior patients who still want great
looking, fully functional teeth,” he said. “She reflects the patient-first
values we embrace and is another insatiable learner, eager to explore
anything that will make our patients’ experience better. Our community is
really lucky to have her and the fresh new set of skills she

Meet Dr.
Lena Bortnem

Dr. Lena sees herself as more than an
orthodontist. “I help facilitate tooth movement to create beautiful,
functional smiles that foster confidence and empower patients to reach their
full potential,” she said. “A beautiful, healthy smile translates into
happiness, invites communication, and opens the door to success and
fulfillment. My mission is to provide my patients with exceptional care,
delivered with genuine warmth, empowering my patients to be their best

New to the area, Dr. Lena says she and her
husband are excited about raising their young family in Tarrant County. A
former college volleyball player, she enjoys the team approach at Hildebrand
Orthodontics. “When creating a smile, the collaboration between patient,
doctor and orthodontic team is paramount,” she said. “I’m passionate about
embracing the role of coach and cheerleader for each one of my patients.
Together we can achieve more.”

Never Too Old

Drs. Jed and Lena agree it’s never too late
to have a great smile. “Parents are encouraged to come back to the treatment
area to see how their child’s treatment is going and receive updates,” Dr.
Lena said. “It’s not unusual for them to be so pleased with their kids’
results they decide they get braces themselves.” Many of these older patients
either never had braces or have some minor shifting they’d like corrected. As
a leader in the industry, Dr. Jed has excelled in the new technology to
straighten teeth faster and simpler than ever before without the world having
to know about it. “You can discretely straighten your teeth—often in about a
year— and nobody has to know you’re in treatment,” he said. 

The Latest

“Invisalign clear tooth aligners can treat a
wide range of teeth-straightening conditions, including crossbites, crowding,
open bites, gapped teeth, overbites, and underbites,” Dr. Lena said. “You can
take them out to eat or for special occasions and, because they’re clear,
most people won’t even know you’re wearing them.” And thanks to
next-generation digital scanning, Dr. Jed can show you what your new smile
will look like before treatment even begins then formulate an individualized
treatment plans—unique to you—for the best outcome and stable results, all at
affordable family prices. 

Personalized Care

Dr. Jed or Dr. Lena see every patient at
every visit, something you won’t experience at an impersonal, big-box dental
office. “Continuity of care is the key to successful orthodontics,” he said.
“Arlington is a big city with the heart of a small town. Our team is like a
family working together with the goal of treating a small number of patients,
but treating them well and giving our employees a good quality of

Orthodontic Science

Dr.s Bortnem and Hildebrand and their stellar
team offer the latest,

cutting-edge technology, including high-tech flexible wires which respond
to the temperature of the mouth to straighten teeth faster than ever before
and with far less discomfort to patients. “No more tightening of braces and
no more bands on back teeth,” Dr. Hildebrand said. “That means far less risk
of cavities. We’re also using the new mini braces, the smallest braces on the
market—50% smaller than traditional braces—that decrease treatment time by
six months.”

Meet Dr.
Jed Hildebrand again

Dallas boy Jed Hildebrand grew up playing
football and soccer for Plano Senior High School, where he won state
championships in both. He earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and
Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Baylor as well as completing a
two-and-a-half-year orthodontic residency program to become a board-eligible
specialist in orthodontics. 

Dr. Jed has participated in Christian dental
mission trips to Mexico, Cambodia, India, and Thailand. In 2002, he was a
contestant on the hit CBS reality TV show Survivor V: Thailand. He’s also
appeared on numerous TV shows, including MTV’s TRL, The Caroline Rhea Show,
CBS’s The Early Show, Entertainment Tonight, Extra, E!, Inside Edition, and
The Ticket talk radio show. He and his wife and fellow dentist, Dr. Kim
Hildebrand, enjoy life with son Kai and daughter Liv. He also enjoys
motorcycling, wakeboarding, surfing, and staying fit by playing in a men’s
premier soccer league in Dallas. 

Visit HildebrandOrtho.com
to find out about the amazing smiles they are creating as a compassionate
patient first orthodontic office.


Interstate 20 W, Suite 100 
|  Arlington,
Texas 76017

(817) 468-4141  | 

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