Welcome to Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics

Our practice has a rich history in Central Florida. Our founder, Dr. Keith Hilliard, first opened the doors in 1975 in Lakeland. For more than 40 years, we have provided exceptional orthodontic care using only state-of-the art technology and techniques to patients throughout Polk County and the surrounding areas.

Recently, we have expanded our efforts to the Brandon community. The legacy of long-term dedication and commitment to the communities that we serve has continued in Brandon with Dr. Bruce Scarola joining our team. Dr. Scarola has provided the highest level of orthodontic care to the Brandon community for more than 30 years.

Dr. Dietrich and Dr. Kelso are committed to continuing on both Dr. Hilliard and Dr. Scarola’s legacy of creating beautiful smiles for decades to come. Give us a call today to schedule your complimentary consultation at any of our six locations in Lakeland, Winter Haven, Brandon and Riverview.

New Patients

New Patients

Office Visits

Our greatest goal is to give you the healthy, straight, beautiful smile that you have always wanted. We understand that choosing to receive orthodontic care is a big decision, and we respect your reasons for wanting to improve the way you look and feel.


Types of Braces

There are a variety of options to choose from including ceramic braces, invisible Invisalign braces, lingual braces, and traditional braces.

Braces for Adults


We offer a comprehensive range of services to each patient including self-ligating metal and ceramic braces, Invisalign® clear aligners, lingual braces, temporary anchorage devices (TADs), orthodontics for children, In-Ovation®, Dentofacial Orthopedics, and Emergency Care


Why Braces?

For most people, a beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontics. After your braces come off, you’ll feel more self-confident. During your treatment, we want you to feel as comfortable as possible.

Braces Decision

Frequently Asked Questions

Orthodontics (also referred to as dentofacial orthopedics) is a specialized form of dentistry focusing on the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of dental and facial abnormalities. Here are a few of the common questions we receive when people are considering orthodontic treatment.

Child with Retainer

Life with Braces

Now that you have your braces, it’s important for you to know how to properly take care of your braces throughout your entire orthodontic treatment.

Living with Braces

Introducing Dr. Anthony

Dr. Anthony

It is with great excitement that we announce our new Associate Orthodontist and the latest addition to our team, Dr. Anthony Travagliato. Dr. Travagliato or “Dr. Anthony” as he likes to be called, was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences at the University at Buffalo, where he graduated magna cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa national honor society. He then went on to obtain his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from The University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.

New Patient Appointment


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