Trusted Carlsbad Orthodontics

Farnsworth Family Orthodontics is a trusted name in Carlsbad orthodontics, providing comprehensive orthodontic care to patients of all ages. Our experienced team is dedicated to delivering personalized treatment that meets your unique needs and helps you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile that you can feel confident in.

701 N Canyon St
Carlsbad, NM 88220

(575) 236-4463

Office Hours:
Monday: 8am-5pm
Tuesday: 8am-5pm
Wednesday: 8am-5pm
Thursday: 8am-5pm
Friday: 8am-5pm

Your Carlsbad Orthodontist

Dr. Shelley

Dr. Jacob Shelley grew up in Southwest New Mexico, surrounded by the beautiful Mogollon Mountains. He developed a passion for biology and went on to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree with honors at Brigham Young University.

Dr. Shelley's commitment to public health led him to the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, a renowned institution for its focus on clinical excellence and community service. During his training, he practiced dentistry at various community health clinics and earned a certificate in public health in addition to his DMD degree.

Following his passion for orthodontics, Dr. Shelley completed his orthodontic residency and earned a master's degree at Saint Louis University, where he conducted research on Invisalign clear aligners. He is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.

Dr. Shelley enjoys working with patients to create beautiful, confident smiles, and he treats every patient like family. When he's not in the office, he loves to spend time outdoors with his wife and two children, hiking, biking, and exploring all the beauty that New Mexico has to offer.

Dr. Shelley is deeply committed to serving his community and has been involved in several youth mentorship programs as well as serving as a leading partner for the American Red Cross. He also enjoys playing sports like soccer, tennis, and pickleball, birdwatching, telling dad jokes, and savoring the magnificent sunsets of New Mexico.

Types of treatment


Braces are one of the most efficient tools an orthodontist has for straightening teeth. At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we offer traditional braces made of either ceramic or metal brackets that are attached to the teeth and connected using wires and elastics. These elements work together to apply gentle pressure to your teeth, gradually moving them into the correct positions over time.

Braces are an excellent choice for correcting complex issues with your smile. They can align your teeth and close gaps between them more quickly than some other orthodontic treatments, potentially leading to less total treatment time for you. Additionally, braces may be more affordable than other orthodontic options, as they don't require some of the more complex technology or expensive equipment that other treatments may need.


Clear aligners

Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces. At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we offer Invisalign clear aligners, which are custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth and gradually move them into the correct positions. You will need to switch to a new aligner every 1-2 weeks in order to keep your teeth moving in the right direction.

Clear aligners are made of a comfortable, plastic material that is virtually invisible, making them a great choice for patients who want to straighten their teeth without drawing attention to their treatment. However, clear aligners may not be the best option for every patient, particularly those with more complex orthodontic issues. Our team will work with you to determine whether clear aligners are the right choice for your needs.


Carlsbad Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile

When you visit Farnsworth Family Orthodontics for a free consultation, our team will carefully evaluate your needs and determine the best treatment approach for your unique smile. We take into account the shape of your teeth, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face in order to provide personalized treatment that delivers the best possible results.

Whether you choose braces or clear aligners, our team will work with you every step of the way to ensure that you achieve the beautiful, straight smile that you deserve. To learn more about our Carlsbad orthodontics services or to schedule your free consultation, click here to get started today.