Meet the Doctor

Dr. Bartels

profile pic Dr. Bartels is a Board Certified Orthodontist with ten years of private practice experience. She received her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh, where she graduated at the top of her class.

After that, she continued her training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she was awarded a Masters of Oral Sciences degree and a Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Bartels’ masters thesis studied the effect of soft drinks on enamel sealed with orthodontic primers. Her research has helped her in choosing the best products to prevent white spot lesions during orthodontic treatment.

Professionally, she is a member of the New Hampshire Dental Society, American Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Bartels lives in Bedford with her family, including husband Christian, daughters Sophia, Adeline, Quinn and dog Loki. Her husband is a physician in Manchester. Having three girls of her own, Dr. Bartels is deeply committed to having a positive impact in the lives of children by developing their self-confidence early. She believes this will be reflected in their lives as adults, and provide them power in challenging situations.

“I LOVE my job. I love helping patients and families achieve their dream smile. The transformation of my patients as they gain confidence and a new outlook on life brings me so much joy. Seeing a person’s inner self change to match the change on the outside is the best reward for a job well done.”
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Patient Testimonials

  • “I’ve waited almost 50 years to get my teeth straightened and this place is the BEST!! Appletree Orthodontics is a warm and friendly place with awesome staff! They really know how to make you feel comfortable and make the process enjoyable! Five stars is not enough…THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart for giving me my smile back!”
    ─ John
  • “I'd contemplated braces my entire adult life. The last photo I had of me smiling was when I was 17 years old. I had so many fears and reservations. Thanks to Apple Tree, and their incredible staff, I can finally smile again! My only regret was waiting so long. Smiling again at age 44.”
    ─ T.P.
  • “This is our third child just out of braces! We are extreamly pleased with Appletree Orthodontics! Everyone there is welcoming and fantastic at what they do!”
    ─ Kristy S.
  • “Absolutely love and adore the entire staff! They discuss and talk with the patient about both needs and wants. They talked to me about everything! They made sure I was comfortable and happy. When I was supposed to be done I felt as if somethings weren't complete yet. When I came into my next appointment they listened and agreed. They truly are the best people to work with!”
    ─ Adrienne
  • “I love apple tree! My braces are finally off and I am beyond happy with the results! Thank you.”
    ─ GG
  • ““I had a very extensive treatment process and the entire staff was very helpful, kind and friendly every step of the way! My experience with them couldn’t have been better! I love the way my teeth came out!”
    ─ Aamelie
  • “Apple Tree is really a great place. It's an all around happy environment, and everyone is friendly. I've never waited for longer than 5 minutes for any appointment! Perfect for anyone of any age, and really helped motivate me to get my teeth straight!”
    ─ Maddie
  • “My experience at apple tree has been incredible! All of the staff is hospitable along with accommodating to every one of my wants and needs! Highly recommend to any body looking to put their kid through braces or Invisalign.”
    ─ Alex
  • “Apple Tree Orthodontic is an all around great place. The people there are fantastic. They’re always smiling always asking how your day is. I never had any bad experiences there due to the fact that they are awesome. 10/10 recommended coming here for your teeth!”
    ─ Gavin