meet dr kelley

Dr. John Kelley is a board-certified specialist with more than 20 years of experience practicing orthodontics in the Fort Worth area. Dr. Kelley and his wife Alison are native Texans and proudly call Fort Worth their home.

Dr. Kelley attended Baylor University and received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from the University of Texas Dental Branch in Houston. He completed a two-year post-graduate orthodontic residency, which included publication of original research, and a Master of Science with an emphasis in orthodontics. During his dental school education, Dr. Kelley served as his class president and student council president, and received the Outstanding Senior Dental Student Award.

Dr. Kelley attained the status of Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics in 2007, an honor attained by fewer than 30% of individuals who practice orthodontics. This unique position identifies a doctor who has undergone a rigorous examination process, thus demonstrating the highest level of clinical excellence. Since he began practicing in 1999, Dr. Kelley has been annually recognized as a Top Dentist by Fort Worth Magazine. In 2014, he was inducted into Texas Monthly Magazine’s Super Dentist Hall of Fame.

Dr. Kelley has a passion for learning. He continually works to stay on the cutting edge of information, techniques, and materials used in the practice of orthodontics. He and his staff spend a great deal of their professional time perfecting their orthodontic skills and keeping current with the latest orthodontic innovations through continuing education programs, orthodontic seminars, and professional study clubs. Dr. Kelley is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southwest Society of Orthodontists, Texas Dental Association, and Fort Worth Dental Society.

Dr. Kelley loves people and intentionally gives back to his community. As an active member of the Cook Children’s Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Team, he is involved in transforming the smiles and lives of children born with cleft lip and palate and other craniofacial abnormalities. In addition, Dr. Kelley is the lead orthodontic consultant and provider for low-income children screened through Gill Children’s Services. In 2012, he founded Live Thankfully, a nonprofit organization in which the smiles of Fort Worth reach deep into the needs of the city. Dr. Kelley has been honored at the National Philanthropy Luncheon for his outstanding work throughout Tarrant County and publicly recognized for his philanthropic work by the Fort Worth Dental Society.

Dr. Kelley and his wife Alison have four children: Rebekah, Joshua, Caleb, and Mary Jane. He and his wife are actively involved with ministry through Bible Study Fellowship, Christ Chapel Bible Church, Fort Worth Bible Church, Live Thankfully, and Young Life. Dr. Kelley’s personal hobbies include cycling, snow skiing, and spending quality time with his family. We invite you to visit our Fort Worth orthodontic office and see what sets us apart.

community & mission minded

abo board certified

cook children’s cleft lip & palate team

texas monthly super dentist hall of fame
“What drives me everyday and causes me to work harder at what I do is my sincere desire to make a difference in people’s lives.”

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 Irvinn Rd N #300
Fort Worth, TX 76107