Trusted Hobbs orthodontics
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic care to patients of all ages in Lubbock and the surrounding areas. Our team of skilled professionals has the knowledge and expertise necessary to create beautiful, healthy smiles that last a lifetime.
Your Hobbs Orthodontist
Dr. David Farnsworth is an Arizona native. After serving a two-year mission in Puebla, Mexico, he graduated Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University with degrees in philosophy, Spanish, and biological sciences. He went on to attend Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas.
He excelled during dental school, receiving multiple awards and honors, including membership in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Society. Dr. Farnsworth completed his orthodontic residency at Baylor, where he conducted cutting-edge research and received an M.S. in Oral Biology. His research was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dento-Facial Orthopedics.
Dr. Farnsworth enjoys reading and outdoor activities such as camping and waterskiing. He is married and has four children.
Dr. Jacob Shelley is from Southwest New Mexico and earned a Bachelor of Science in biology from Brigham Young University. He went on to obtain his DMD degree and a certificate in public health from the Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health.
Dr. Shelley completed his orthodontic specialist residency at Saint Louis University, where he earned a master's degree and conducted research on Invisalign clear aligners. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Shelley enjoys outdoor activities such as hiking and biking, as well as playing sports like soccer, tennis, and pickleball. He is involved in his community and has served in multiple youth mentorship programs and as a leading partner for the American Red Cross.
Types of treatment
Braces are a tried-and-true orthodontic treatment that has helped countless patients achieve straighter, healthier smiles. They consist of brackets, wires, and rubber bands that work together to gradually move teeth into their desired positions. Braces are highly effective for correcting a wide range of dental issues, from crooked teeth to overbites, underbites, and crossbites.
One of the biggest advantages of braces is their versatility. Because they can be customized to suit each patient's unique needs, they are an excellent choice for people of all ages and with all kinds of dental problems. Plus, with advances in orthodontic technology, braces are more comfortable and less noticeable than ever before.
Clear aligners are a popular alternative to traditional braces that offer several advantages. Made of clear, removable trays that fit over the teeth, clear aligners provide a discreet way to straighten teeth without the need for brackets or wires. They are comfortable to wear and can be removed for eating and cleaning, making them a convenient option for busy patients.
Clear aligners are highly effective for treating mild to moderate dental issues, such as spacing, crowding, and mild bite problems. They can also be used to correct relapse after previous orthodontic treatment. However, they may not be suitable for more complex cases or patients who are not good candidates for removable appliances.
Hobbs Orthodontics: the right treatment for your smile
At Farnsworth Family Orthodontics, we believe that every patient deserves a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to their unique needs and goals. When you come in for a consultation, we will conduct a thorough examination of your teeth and jaws, as well as take x-rays and impressions as needed. Based on this information, we will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that is designed to give you the best possible results.
Our team is committed to making your orthodontic journey as comfortable and stress-free as possible. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your treatment is efficient, effective, and customized to your individual needs. And we are always here to answer any questions or concerns you may have along the way.
To learn more about our orthodontic services or to schedule a free consultation, contact Farnsworth Family Orthodontics today. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!