Since 1993

Our Story

Dr. Shelley Tardy grew up in Lubbock, Texas.  She competed as a Division I athlete in track and cross country at Texas Tech University. After college she began dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas. She had her first child, Calvin, during dental school while maintaining a high class ranking to be accepted in an orthodontic program.  She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU), a very selective dental honor society.  After graduation from dental school, Dr. Tardy moved to Indianapolis, Indiana to study the dental specialty of orthodontics.  

Upon completion of her orthodontic program, she returned to Texas. Shortly after returning to Texas her daughter, Camry, was born. Dr. Tardy started a new orthodontic practice and established what is now called Tardy Orthodontics. She originally opened her practice in Arlington, Texas and then shortly after expanded to Mansfield, Texas. Eventually, she decided to combine the offices into one location and practice full time in Mansfield. At that time, Mansfied was a small community with only one High School.  Tardy Orthodontics has always been a family business. Calvin and Camry grew up being at the office and immersed in the private practice. 

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Dr. Calvin Tardy grew up in Arlington , TX.  He was active in sports and all things related to computers. He played tennis and graduated from Arlington Martin High School. He attended  Texas A&M University and earned a degree in Business-Management Information Systems with a minor in Chemistry. Growing up working in the family business, he developed a passion for the industry at an early age. Dr. Calvin Tardy decided to carry on his mother’s legacy by also pursuing a path in Orthodontics. Upon the completion of four years of dental school, he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry in San Antonio and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Following dental school, Dr. Tardy was selected to stay at the dental school where he completed a three-year post-doctorate program in Orthodontics with a Master of Science degree. After completing his residency, Dr. Calvin Tardy moved back to Dallas/Fort Worth  to work with family  at Tardy Orthodontics. 

Drs. Tardy make an incredible dynamic mother son duo as they work alongside each other daily helping create beautiful smiles in the community. Their collaboration in dental practice has created a nice harmony as they continue to strengthen each other. As the saying goes, “iron sharpens iron.” They are both passionate about creating beautiful smiles that boost self-confidence and improve overall dental health. Dr. Calvin Tardy’s comprehensive orthodontic specialty training along with his computer and technology background are a fantastic addition as the Orthodontic industry increases both digitally and through 3D imaging. Both Board-Certified Orthodontists are excited about the endless possibilities as they continue working alongside each other for many years to come. It has been said by an American Board of Orthodontics Examiner that Drs. Tardy may be the first Board Certified mother and son team in the history of the ABO since its establishment in 1929.   

Tardy Orthodontics has a sister location in North Richland Hills, Texas on the border of Keller and Colleyville that offers orthodontics and oral surgery. Tardy Orthodontics and Oral Surgery is near the intersection of North Tarrant Parkway and Davis Blvd.

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