Proud To Be Your Carlsbad Family Orthodontist
Welcome to Farnsworth Family Orthodontics in Carlsbad, where your journey to a radiant smile begins. Our team of skilled orthodontic specialists is dedicated to providing personalized care that caters to the unique needs of every patient. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for transforming smiles, we offer a wide range of treatments, including braces and Invisalign. Whether you're a child, teen, or adult, discover how our Carlsbad Family Orthodontist team can make a positive impact on your oral health and confidence.
Your West Texas and Eastern New Mexico Orthodontist
Dr. Jacob Shelley
Dr. Jacob Shelley grew up in Southwest New Mexico, surrounded by the stunning Mogollon Mountains. He spent many years working on his grandfather's cattle ranch, where he learned the value of hard work and dedication.
After graduating high school, Dr. Shelley pursued his passion for biology and earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from Brigham Young University.
In 2015, he was thrilled to be accepted into the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, a top-tier institution known for its clinical excellence and focus on public health. During his training, he had the opportunity to practice dentistry at multiple community health clinics and earned a certificate in public health in addition to his DMD degree.
Following dental school, Dr. Shelley completed a rigorous orthodontic specialist residency program at Saint Louis University, where he earned a master's degree and conducted research on Invisalign clear aligners.
Today, Dr. Shelley is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
When he's not busy creating beautiful, confident smiles for his patients, Dr. Shelley loves spending time with his wife and two children. They enjoy hiking and biking together, exploring the great outdoors, and watching the stunning New Mexico sunsets.
In addition to his work as an orthodontist, Dr. Shelley is passionate about giving back to his community. He has served in multiple youth mentorship programs and is a leading partner for the American Red Cross. He's also a sports enthusiast and enjoys playing soccer, tennis, and pickleball in his free time.
Orthodontic care for patients of all ages
No matter your age, you deserve to have a healthy, beautiful, and straight smile that you can be proud of. At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, our team of orthodontic specialists is dedicated to providing quality care to patients of all ages in Carlsbad. We offer a variety of orthodontic treatments, including braces and Invisalign, to ensure that you receive the treatment that best suits your unique needs.
Orthodontics for children
Parents are often surprised to learn that the American Association of Orthodontists recommends that children get a check-up by an orthodontist by age 7. This is because we want to ensure that your children have healthy teeth and jaws, and that their bite is properly aligned.
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, our team of experts will assess your child's teeth and jaws to identify any small problems that may exist. Getting a check-up doesn't necessarily mean that your child needs braces right away. In some cases, we may recommend continued monitoring until it's time to begin treatment at the appropriate age. Each smile is unique, and in some cases, early treatment may be necessary.
Early treatment allows us to monitor the growth and development of your child's jaw, which can significantly reduce the length of treatment. By catching and treating problems early, we can help prevent more serious issues down the road.
Orthodontic Care for Teens
The most common question we hear from teens is how long they'll need to wear braces. The answer varies from person to person, as each case is unique. At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, our team will work with your teen to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses their specific needs and goals.
Today's braces are much more comfortable and discreet than those of the past. We offer a variety of options, including traditional metal braces, clear ceramic braces, and clear aligners like Invisalign, which gradually straighten teeth using a series of clear, removable trays.
Orthodontic treatment is not just for children and teens. In fact, about 20% of all orthodontic patients are adults. Whether you want to improve the health of your smile or simply feel better about the way it looks, Farnsworth Family Orthodontics can help.
Adults may choose orthodontic treatment later in life to address issues that weren't corrected during childhood or to fix new issues that have arisen. We understand that adult patients have unique needs, and we're committed to providing personalized care in a warm and welcoming environment.