Your Palm Harbor Orthodontist
Dr. Andrew Dietrich is devoted to creating beautiful smiles that are unique to each patient's needs and that are above and beyond their expectations. His goal is to provide an unforgettable experience and an exceptional outcome to each patient in our orthodontic family. He enjoys building relationships with his patients and their families but the most exciting part of his day is seeing the elation and excitement of his patients when their braces are removed and they see their new smile for the first time.
Dr. Andrew Kelso is committed to providing his patients the best possible care while giving them a smile they can be proud of. He treats all of his patients as if they were part of his own family and he consistently strives to go above and beyond for each and every one of them. He not only wants to build a legacy of beautiful smiles, but one also filled with meaningful relationships formed with his patients and their families.
Dr. Anthony Travagliato or “Dr. Anthony” as he likes to be called, prides himself on delivering excellent care while maintaining a fun and positive experience for his patients. As the son of two general dentists, Dr. Anthony learned at a very young age how a healthy, beautiful smile could dramatically improve a person’s confidence and overall well-being. Dr. Anthony feels very fortunate to be able to have such a tremendous impact on the lives of his patients, as well as their families.
Palm Harbor Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. They're made out of metal or ceramic brackets that are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. These brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the positions we want them to be in if you have regular adjustments with our doctors.
Palm Harbor braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex tooth issues. Because they can sometimes work faster at aligning teeth and closing gaps than other treatments might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. Braces don't need some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Palm Harbor braces a cost-effective orthodontic option.
Palm Harbor Invisalign
Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Instead of brackets and bands, Palm Harbor Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually straighten your teeth.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and customized to fit snugly over your teeth. In order to keep your teeth moving in the direction you want them to, you'll generally need to switch your invisible trays out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. The Invisalign system can only work if the recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. If patients neglect to wear the aligners as directed, it can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a good option. A free consultation with Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics will allow us to determine your Invisalign eligibility.
Palm Harbor Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
Our doctor has many years of experience in providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit our Palm Harbor office for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the lip movement, and face shape. Using these as the basis for braces of Invisalign treatment results in a beautifully aligned smile that's just right for you.
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