First Orthodontic Visit

Here at Dillehay Orthodontics, we know that embarking on a new adventure like orthodontic treatment is a big decision. We’ve worked hard to create a welcoming environment where you’ll feel at ease from the moment you walk in the door! As exciting as it is, the unknown can be a little scary sometimes. We want you to feel completely confident in your decision to work towards a healthier, beautiful smile. Since your initial appointment with us is the first step in that journey, we want to ensure that it is one of the best decisions that you will make!. We take that responsibility seriously, and view this as our opportunity to “wow” you with our commitment to your care and satisfaction. Let’s take a look what you can expect from your first (free!) consultation with our practice.

Taking the first step towards the smile you’ve been dreaming of

During this initial appointment, we’ll show you around the office and introduce you to some of our team members. We’ll then take a some digital photographs and possibly a dental CT scan which will help our doctors analyze your specific orthodontic needs. At this point, you’ll receive a comprehensive oral examination from Dr. Dillehay. Once we’ve reviewed your records and the results of your clinical exam, we’ll sit down and discuss with you our findings and recommendations. Depending on your individual needs, some or all of the following topics may be discussed.

  • Any oral issues that orthodontic treatment can address and correct
  • If treatment is needed now, or if we feel it would be more beneficial to delay treatment until the appropriate growth, tooth eruption, or other factors have occurred
  • What treatment options are available to correct the problem, including braces, aligners, and any other necessary special appliances
  • The length of treatment
  • The cost of any proposed orthodontic treatment
  • The payment options that are available, as well as a review of any relevant insurance benefits

Our team will be glad to answer any questions that you may have, and we are happy to provide you with all the information you’ll need to determine which treatment is right for you, your lifestyle, and your oral health goals.

Dillehay assistant explaining to patient

Finding the treatment plan that works for you

We’re big believers in individualized treatment here at Dillehay Orthodontics. You’ll never find us using a cookie-cutter approach to orthodontic care! In order to produce the best results possible, we analyze each patient’s specific needs. It’s important to us that you fully understand each step in your treatment plan so that you can have complete confidence in the process, so be sure to ask any questions you have at this time.

Once we’ve decided on a treatment plan that fits your specific case, lifestyle, we’ll guide you through the total investment you can expect for your new smile. Every patient comes with their own unique needs, so the costs of treatment will vary on a case-by-case basis. We will lay these details out clearly for you before your treatment ever begins!

Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for patients to receive the orthodontic care they need. We’re dedicated to working with every budget, and as such, we offer affordable payment plans and accept most major credit cards. Many dental insurance policies will also cover a portion of orthodontic treatment. During your initial consultation, we can review your orthodontic coverage for you if necessary, and explain your benefits to you to make sure they are maximized. Once treatment begins, our office staff will be happy to help you with any associated insurance claims and paperwork.

Dillehay assistant with patient

Why you should choose Dillehay Orthodontics for your orthodontic needs

Dillehay Orthodontics has a reputation for providing excellent orthodontic care for patients of all ages in Wichita and the surrounding communities for over 50 years.You’ll be fully informed about every step of your treatment plan and progress, and we take pride in providing our patients with the most state-of-the-art treatment techniques and equipment available in orthodontics today. By combining individualized care with cutting-edge technology, we’re able to give you the most comfortable and efficient treatment in the shortest amount of time possible.

Drs. Ken and J.K. Dillehay stay up to date on advanced orthodontic techniques and technology by continuing their education whenever possible, through courses, seminars, and lectures. This knowledge allows our team to utilize many advanced technologies to provide ideal treatment for every patient, from CT imaging and 3D skeletal and airway analysis to bite-pressure mapping and dental optical scanning, you can rest assured that we are using only the most current technologies in your treatment. The more information we have in diagnosing each case, the better equipped we are to provide each patient with optimal, individualized treatment. This results in greater patient satisfaction and an amazing smile!

It’s also important to us to offer a variety of appointment times that are convenient for your busy schedule. Having two doctors in our practice means more scheduling flexibility, and we have appointments available each business day, both before and after school. To better serve our patients, we also offer some extended evening hours on select days each month. Emergency care is always available, even when the office is closed.  

Your smile is the first thing most people notice about you, and the thing they’re most likely to remember. That’s why we go out of our way to design a smile that’s perfect for your face! If you’re in Wichita or any of the surrounding communities, we’d love to meet you at one of our five office locations. We offer a FREE consultation so you can learn more about how orthodontics could benefit you without committing to anything first! This is the perfect time to jump into the journey towards the beautiful smile you’ve always wanted – and the healthy smile you deserve!