Created for Compassion

Kelley Orthodontics started Created for Compassion in 2014. Through Created for Compassion, Dr. Kelley and his team have educated hundreds of students about the challenges children born with cleft lips and palates and other craniofacial abnormalities undergo. We teach students to accept and embrace people who look or even act in ways that are different. People are valuable, people are unique, and different is beautiful. We were created for compassion!

  • Created for Compassion
  • Created for Compassion
  • Created for Compassion

Through education, students throughout Fort Worth are embracing their God-given differences and blessing children born with cleft lips and palates. Our Created for Compassion teachers invite students to be part of the “cleft lip and palate student residency team”. These student residents collect stuffed animals and stitch over their cotton lips. These adorable animals are given to children who undergo craniofacial surgeries in Fort Worth and Dallas. Many of the animals are donated to Samaritan's Purse where they are taken internationally and used by doctors and translators to communicate with families receiving surgery. Families of children born with cleft lip and palate are touched and comforted by the compassion of these students and this ministry.



Dr. Kelley is a member of the Cook Children’s Cleft Lip and Palate and Craniofacial Teams

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A Few of Our Smiles

What our Patients are Saying

"John Kelley has partnered with us in transforming the H.O.P.E. Farm Boys into men. Kelley Orthodontics has the ability to help our boys develop confidence in their appearances and more importantly their characters. The Kelley Orthodontics team has been an irreplaceable instrument in the success of our program. John Kelley and the Crew… you are the best! "

"Professionalism and efficiency usually don't mix well with warm hospitality, but somehow at Dr. Kelley's office you find it blended comfortably together at every visit. Dr. Kelley not only takes his work seriously but also his relationship with you, the patient. You will not find a more friendly, helpful staff anywhere. "

"When I first found out I was getting braces, I got kind of worried, but Dr. Kelley explained everything to me step by step and made sure I knew how to treat minor pokes or pains in my teeth. They also provided me with toothbrushes and floss just for braces and taught me how to use them. The staff is really friendly and they're really good at accommodating me to where I don't miss anything big at school. Kelley Orthodontist has done a great job helping me with my braces! "

"I personally like it when I go to the orthodontist. When all the other kids at school say, 'I have to go to the orthodontist today,' the usual responses are, 'Hope you come back alive!' or 'That stinks!' But my response is, 'Who do you have?' The reason all the kids hate orthodontics is because they don't have Dr.Kelley! The staff is amazing, they don't put pointy things into your mouth, and they make the appointments quick and fast. Thank you Dr. Kelley for making a place that makes my mouth good as new!"

"We have been so grateful for Dr. Kelley's orthodontic care of our children. His kindness in dealing with our family, thorough medical expertise, and friendly office staff have made this office feel like a second family. Three of our children have been through orthodontics with Dr. Kelley, and not only are their smiles fabulous, but they even enjoy going to the office for visits. We have full confidence in Dr. Kelley's treatment of our children's individual orthodontic needs, and for one of our children in particular have seen significant progress that will likely keep him from surgery down the road. Because orthodontics requires frequent visits and check ups, we are all the more thankful for such a fantastic orthodontist and office staff to spend time with."

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