Types of Treatment

Dental technology is always getting better. You’ll get the latest orthodontic treatments at Dillehay Orthodontics.

Whether you’re looking for braces, clear aligners or lingual braces, we treat patients of all ages in East Wichita, West Wichita, Derby, and the surrounding areas.


Clear Aligners

Unlike traditional braces, this kind of orthodontic treatment doesn’t rely on a system of metal or ceramic brackets and wires.

You can choose from several clear aligner options that use clear, custom trays to shift your teeth without anyone knowing.

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Lingual Braces

You want to show off your smile—not your braces. Lingual braces attach behind your teeth instead of the front.

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Clear Braces

While traditional metal braces remain the most popular option for orthodontic treatment, ceramic braces can be a great choice for some patients around Wichita.

Sometimes known as clear braces, ceramic braces provide a much less noticeable treatment method.

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Metal Braces

Traditional metal braces are the most widely used type of fixed orthodontic appliance.

Traditional metal braces are reliable, effective, and affordable options and have been the symbol of orthodontics for more than 100 years.

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Champagne-colored gold orthodontic braces on a model of teeth.

Gold Braces

Ask Dr. Dillehay for these champagne-colored brackets and wires so you can flash your confident smile both during and after your treatment!

These gold-colored brackets are as durable as standard metal braces and subtle as ceramic ones.

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Find Your Right Fit

At Dillehay Orthodontics, you’ll find state-of-the-art technology and modern treatment options to treat dental issues including:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gaps between teeth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Impacted teeth

While metal braces are the most common treatment, you have more options than ever to straighten your smile.

After your first free consultation, Dr. JK Dillehay or Dr. Ken Dillehay will talk to you about which treatment would be right for you based on your unique needs and smile goals.

Hybrid Treatment

Braces + Clear Aligners!

Braces aren’t the only tool to straighten your smile, and at Dillehay Orthodontics, we often combine braces and clear aligner treatments for the best results!

This hybrid treatment helps Dr. Ken Dillehay and Dr. JK Dillehay give you a better treatment experience from start to finish. You’ll start by wearing braces to do the heavy lifting of moving your teeth through bone and correcting your bite.

Next, you’ll wear customized clear aligners to finish the straightening process, giving you a shorter time in braces and better results for your smile.


Fixed Vs. Removable Appliances

There are two main types of orthodontic appliances—fixed and removable. Fixed appliances are attached to your teeth and stay on until your smile is straight.

Removable appliances, like Invisalign clear aligners, are worn most of the day but are easily removed to eat, drink, play sports, or attend special events.

Other than the obvious differences, clear aligners are best at treating mild to moderate orthodontic problems, while fixed appliances are better for more serious, comprehensive treatment.