Welcome to Phelan Orthodontics!

Phelan Orthodontics began in July of 1974, when Dr. Jim Phelan chose to make Little Rock the home of his orthodontic practice.  After practicing solo for 28 years, he was honored when his eldest son, Dr. Tom Phelan, joined Phelan Orthodontics in September 2002.  Dr. Jim Phelan made the big decision to "hang up his pliers" and retire in December 2017.

As 2018 began a new era for Phelan Orthodontics, we continue the tradition of a professional, family owned business. At Phelan Orthodontics, we are dedicated to providing you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We help children, teens and adults achieve beautiful smiles with functional, healthy teeth by providing a wide range of orthodontic solutions.

Latest Treatment Options

Dr. Tom Phelan offer the latest braces available: modern clear braces, self-ligating braces, Insignia™ and Invisalign® clear aligners. Self-ligating braces utilize a built-in clip to hold the archwires in place, resulting in more comfort and fewer treatment visits. Invisalign is a series of invisible aligners that are used to straighten teeth without metal wires or brackets. They are comfortable and ideal for older teens and adult patients who are concerned about aesthetics.

Advanced Technology

In addition to Invisalign and Insignia, we keep our office on the forefront of other technological breakthroughs like Planmeca's ProMax 3D, to provide the best orthodontic care possible. When necessary, this system can provide detailed 3D images of your teeth and jaws. The ProMax is convenient, cost effective and highly accurate.

We also use the iTero digital scanning system for computer-precise three-dimensional models of your teeth and mouth so that we can design a treatment perfectly suited for your individual needs, without the need for messy impressions.

We recognize that every patient has different needs, and we pride ourselves in the courteous service we deliver to each person who walks through our doors. Contact us today, and discover why we are creating beautiful smiles for generations!


Our Mission

Our Mission

We as a staff feel very blessed to help those with orthodontic needs, and we hope to provide them with the best care humanly possible. While we hope to achieve beautiful smiles, with functional, healthy teeth, we pray that the journey along the way will be reinforced with love and appreciation.

We want each patient, each family, to know that they are important to us and will be surrounded by an atmosphere that is upbeat and positive. Our desire is that each person knows that they are heard, loved and appreciated. Yes, we hope to achieve straight teeth and beautiful smiles, but if that is all we offer, we have too little to offer.

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What's Happening

Google Review Contest Winner

Google Review Contest Winner!

Laurie Fitzhugh was the winner of our Summer Google Review contest! The contest was held all summer, we asked families to write a raving review about Phelan Orthodontics and we put all of the names in a drawing. The winner received a $100 gift card to Petit and Keet restaurant and a $100 gift card to the Promenade Shopping Center.

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