Meet The Doctor

Welcome to Valley Center Orthodontics! Dr. Liliana Hernandez and her talented team are dedicated to providing top quality orthodontics and creating bright smiles for a lifetime. Dr. Hernandez specializes in orthodontics for children and adults, including metal brackets, clear brackets and retainers. She is also an Invisalign® certified provider. We offer a complimentary examination for first time patients to meet with Dr. Hernandez and find out about all the different treatment options that are available to them. Patients will feel welcome, comfortable and at-ease while receiving treatment in our state-of-the-art, family friendly practice. At Valley Center Orthodontics we’re ready to work with you toward a bright future and the beautiful smile you've always wanted.




Dr. Liliana Hernandez

Dr. Liliana Hernandez was born and raised in beautiful Bogota, Colombia where her passion for dentistry began at a very early age. Her Father a Prosthodontist and Mother an Endodontist, she spent a lot of time in a dental setting developing her interests and learning the various aspects of excellent dental care.

In 1985 Dr. Hernandez graduated as a Doctor of Dental Surgery from Javeriana University in Bogota, Colombia after which she continued an additional 2 year orthodontic residency program to graduate with a Master of Science specializing in Orthodontics at UNAM, the National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Over the next six years while running a private Orthodontic practice in Bogota she also taught as an Associate Professor of Orthodontics at Javeriana University.

After marrying her husband Rafael in 1995 and moving to California where Rafael worked as an International Sales Manager for an orthodontic products ad services company, Dr. Hernandez completed a 2 year postdoctoral studies program in the education and research of orthodontics under world renowned orthodontics Dr. Lawrence Andrews and in 1997 she became licensed by the Dental Board of California.

Over the next several years she continued in practice and her and her husband started a family and were blessed with their two beautiful children Daniel and Laura. In 2008 they moved their family to the cozy country town of Valley Center where in 2013 she opened her own practice where she currently practices.

Dr. Hernandez had the opportunity to learn from some of the world's most distinguished orthodontists such as, the late Dr. Ronald H. Roth, Dr. Ronald M. Roncone, and Dr. Richard P. McLaughlin. She continues her studies in the field's most current research and technology and to this day her passion drives her commitment to providing her patients with excellence in care.