Dr. Christie grew up with a passion for science and dentistry having the opportunity to watch her father, Dr. Forwood, transform people’s smiles since she was a child. Dr. Christie grew up in Wallingford and graduated from Strath Haven high school in 1996. In 2000, she received a B.S. in Biology with a Minor in Psychology from Lehigh University. After graduating from Lehigh, she spent two years teaching special needs children at the Ivymount School in Rockville, MD. In 2002 she began dental school at the University of Pennsylvania and received her doctorate in dental medicine in 2006. She continued at the University of Pennsylvania for her orthodontic residency and was awarded the Department of Orthodontics Outstanding Research award at the completion of the program. Her research on palatal expansion was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in April 2010. Dr. Christie has been a Clinical Associate professor of Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania since 2012. She is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Pennsylvania Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Dental Society of Chester and Delaware County. Dr. Christie is married, has two daughters and can often be found jogging outdoors and loves the sun shine, warm weather and traveling with her family. Dr. Christie’s passion is to create beautiful smiles while treating every patient as a member of our family. Her goal is to bring joy, kindness and compassion throughout the process so that orthodontics can be an overall positive experience for all.