live thankfully


Dr. Kelley and his wife, Alison, envisioned an outreach in which the smiles of Fort Worth would reach deep into the hearts of the city.

What started with 60 Thanksgiving meals has grown into a movement across the state. Since he began practicing orthodontics in 1999, Dr. Kelley traditionally gave turkeys to his referring dentists during the holidays. In 2012, with the support of his dental colleagues, John and Alison decided to redirect their efforts and reached out to neighboring schools and to families who were struggling to put a Thanksgiving meal on the table… And Live Thankfully was born!

Over a decade later, Live Thankfully is giving well over 2000 meals and groceries away to families in need across Texas. Live Thankfully now takes place in numerous satellite cities including Lubbock, Decatur, Granbury, Cleburne, and Paris, Texas.

Live Thankfully is not another “turkey handout” or “canned food drive”. We are about empowering the next generation to be lifelong givers of their communities. We aren’t just serving meals; we are preparing young hearts for service. Live Thankfully is a lifestyle, it is a way of living that brings dignity and pride to families in need and establishes a lifestyle of service in our future leaders.

“The whole premise behind starting Live Thankfully was to make a difference in the community. I knew I could not treat everyone within the 4 walls of Kelley Orthodontics and I had a huge desire to extend our smiles out into the community in which I practiced.”

A Few of Our smiles

What our Patients are Saying

"I couldn’t be happier with the care I received from Dr. Kelley and his amazing staff. I am a dental hygienist and was seeking out the best orthodontist I could find. Dr. Kelley came highly recommended by patients and colleagues. I am so thankful that I chose this office for my orthodontic needs. My smile is perfect and far beyond what I ever thought it could be. Dr. Kelley is outstanding at what he does. He and his staff exceeded my expectations in every way. I am really going to miss coming here!"
"For 10 years, Dr. Kelley has provided excellent orthodontics to our three children, all uniquely tailored to their corrective needs. They have beautiful smiles! Our last child is finishing her set this year and she is so excited to see the final product! Excellent orthodontics aside, I cannot say enough about Dr. Kelley’s manner with kids and parents. He is extremely wise, knowledgeable, kind, and tender hearted and has a special way with patients in the office. We always feel heard and seen here. The staff is also wonderful, always helpful and understanding! This is a family practice and feels like home. Highly recommend!"
"We love Dr. Kelley! As an assistant in a general dentist office, we referred to him for years. When it came to my own daughter’s orthodontic needs, Dr. Kelley was the only one I trusted. His staff is so sweet and amazing. Speaking from a career in dental experience, there is no one else I would recommend!"
"We have nothing but wonderful things to say about Dr Kelley and his staff. He treated both our boys for 2 sets of braces each, and they were so kind, professional and accommodating with every visit! We have and will continue to recommend him to any friends/family looking for an orthodontist in Ft Worth!"
"Dr. Kelley did my ortho when I was a teenager and now he is treating my son. I couldn't have chosen a better Dr. to do it. I work at a Dentist office and Dr. Kelley is the only orthodontist we refer to. He has such a wonderful bedside manner and I love the Christian environment that his office shows. All of his staff is exceptional as well."
"Dr. Kelley and his staff are fantastic! The personalized care provided to our family has been above and beyond. Twice Dr. Kelley has met us after hours and on the weekend to fix a problem that happened to my son while he was away at college. Our daughter had a cleft lip and palate and has complex orthodontic issues. The results of her orthodontic care are amazing. I highly recommend Dr. Kelley!"
"Dr. Kelley and his team exemplify excellence. I don’t typically do reviews, but that office is special. They’ll make you feel like family while helping you achieve the perfect smile. They’re the best!"
"After much researching, we have chosen Dr. Kelley & his team for our orthodontic needs. Dr. Kelley has proven to be a professional who genuinely cares about his patients' needs & reaching their goals. He is always friendly & attentive. He has shown himself to be a servant leader not only in his dental practice but also in the community. We feel blessed to have met a doctor who truly cares for his patients!"
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4901 Bryant Irvin Rd N #300
Fort Worth, TX 76107