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Why We Do What We Do?

With the promise of never focusing on dollars over the best interest of our patients, Heights Orthodontics was born with the goal of switching things up and returning to the basics of small business. The things we stand for are simple but non negotiable: the highest quality treatment, affordable and transparent pricing, extraordinary customer service, a welcoming and fun environment, and an intimate involvement with our surrounding community. Our goals aren’t exactly revolutionary but, hey, we believe staying true to your roots is the most important thing.

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A Word From Our Doctor

“Though I grew up in Bergen County, both my parents were born and raised in Hudson County and I have always felt at home here. Visiting family in Union City and North Bergen or munching on a cubano and moros with my dad after getting my braces tightened are among my favorite memories. This area is like no place else: an amazing amount of diversity, tight-knit communities, and, of course, the most delicious food (my favorite). I can speak for the entire team at Heights Ortho when I say we are beyond excited to serve the Jersey City community and beyond. Together we can make beautiful things happen.”

Dr. Ryan Trulby

Orthodontist, Owner of Heights Orthodontics

Our Crew

At Heights Ortho, we know that our office is nothing without our dedicated team that makes everything happen. Making you laugh and taking care of you are what we do best.

Dr. Ryan Trulby, DDS, MS


Dr. Trulby graduated from Rutgers University (R! U!) followed by completing his dental and orthodontics training at Columbia University just across the river, where he was chief resident and received awards for graduating at the top of his class. Ryan continues to be involved at Columbia as an Associate Orthodontics Faculty and secretary of the Columbia Orthodontics Alumni Society. He has completed several advanced training courses in Invisalign and a variety of additional topics, always aiming to learn something new every day. Dr. Trulby has a lovely partner, Gabriella, is a devoted dog parent to his boxer, Niko, and spends his down time running the occasional marathon or reading a new book. He also is an (almost) fluent spanish speaker and a die-hard FC Barcelona fan…Visca Barça!

Dennisse Velazquez

Office Manager

Dennisse recently transitioned into Orthodontics in 2019. She brings over 18 years of office management experience while working in the Real Estate industry. She possesses the ultimate “can do” attitude and ability to wear multiple hats which has helped her grow and flourish not only in management but also in customer service. She brings more than just skills. She has an upbeat and outgoing personality, always wearing a big smile and she not only strives to help everyone, but she also enjoys doing it. Her passion to help others has enabled her to interact most effectively with patients and staff. When it comes to people, she is a strong believer in leadership and empowering those around her. She believes communication is the key to leadership and strives to create a positive and motivating environment. When she’s not managing the office and other staff members, Dennisse is travelling, reading a new book or exploring the latest beauty trends. Dennisse was born in Upstate New York. She currently lives in Hoboken, NJ and enjoys walks around town with her Italian Greyhound Jake.

Michelle Perez

Orthodontic Assistant

Our Work

We’ve got your smile’s back, no matter if you’re one of our patients or part of our community. Heights Ortho stands with Jersey City and all of Hudson County to promote education, provide donations and supplies, support local small business, and look after our neighborhoods.