9909 W 21st St
Wichita, KS 67205
Your Pratt orthodontists
Dr. J.K. Dillehay attended the University of Mississippi and received a Bachelors of Science in Biology. He then earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Dental School. He stayed at the University of Tennessee to become a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
Dr. J.K. is the attends numerous continuing education courses and is an active member in the following professional organizations:
Dr. Ken Dillehay attended the University of Mississippi and earned a Bachelors of Arts degree Zoology. He then enrolled in dental program at the University of Tennessee Center for Health Science. He received a doctorate of Dental Surgery Degree before decided to continue his education and specialize in orthodontics. He completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee and received his Master of Science degree.
Dr. Ken is a member of the following professional organizations
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. Ceramic or metal brackets are attached to your teeth, then connected by wires and tiny elastics or rubber bands. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these components work together to apply gentle pressure, which will gradually move your teeth into the desired positions.
Pratt braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of tooth issues, both simple and complex. Traditional braces sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, and this can reduce overall treatment time. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can. This makes Pratt braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
The Pratt Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment instead of brackets and bands. This option is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists making it the top alternative to traditional braces.
Invisalign aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the patient’s teeth. The trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series to keep the teeth moving in the right direction! Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job. If you don’t wear your aligners as directed you might negatively impact your results, and make your orthodontic treatment process longer.
Invisalign is most successful when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues. For certain complex cases, Invisalign may not be a very good option. A free consultation with Dillehay Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Pratt Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
Our skilled doctors and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see. When you visit our office for a free consultation, you’ll find that we focus on your particular orthodontic needs, as well as your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face. By using these as the basis for your treatment, we’ll give you a beautifully aligned smile that just right for you.
To learn more about Pratt orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Dillehay Orthodontics.