Meet Your Bartow 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.

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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.

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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.

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Dr. Ellis is committed to providing his patients with excellent orthodontic treatment in a warm and caring atmosphere. For nearly 30 years, he delivered the highest quality treatment to Polk County and he is excited to be back!

Patients and their families always come first with Dr. Ellis. He is dedicated to producing maximum facial esthetics and producing smiles that will benefit and last patients for a lifetime.

Why an Orthodontist in Bartow?

Orthodontist vs. Dentist

An orthodontist is a dentist, but a dentist is not an Orthodontist. All orthodontists are dentists first, but though not every dentist has the qualifications to be an orthodontist. Our doctors continued their formal education for 2 or 3 additional years before receiving the necessary license and certification. As orthodontists, they have spent years studying nothing but how and why to move teeth. This includes what to do, how to plan, and how to execute the appropriate treatment plan.

Why does it matter if you see your Bartow Orthodontist?

Specialists receive additional training to give them the skills needed to deal with more complex orthodontic problems. Dentists receive basic orthodontic training which allows them to perform root canals, extract wisdom teeth, and treat young children who do not need to see an orthodontist yet.

Seeing a specialist like your Bartow orthodontist may change your experience in braces by:

    • Providing additional treatment options.
    • Giving you more efficient treatment and visits, because it is the office's primary area of care.
    • Knowing that you'll receive the best possible outcome on your treatment plan, especially if you have severe bite problems that need to be addressed.
    • Personal experience treating multiple cases that share your unique concerns
    • Being seen more quickly, as a family dentist will be focused on longer patient cases or emergencies throughout the day.
    • You may think it's easier to have your orthodontic work completed by your dentist. Convenience shouldn't be a concern, because you will only be stopping by your Bartow orthodontist's offices every six to eight weeks.


And don't let price be a problem either! Dietrich & Kelso Orthodontics is proud to provide affordable treatment in the Bartow area.