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You deserve to get your braces or Invisalign in a place that's comfy, state-of-the-art and makes you feel at home. That's Dillehay Orthodontics.
Your West Wichita Orthodontists
Dr. Ken Dillehay
Dr. Ken Dillehay grew up on a small family farm in Carthage, TN. Following high school at Castle Heights Military Academy, Dr. Dillehay earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
After college, Dr. Dillehay decided to pursue a career in dentistry and was accepted to the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he studied for 4 years, earning a Doctorate in Dental Surgery.
Dr. Dillehay returned to his hometown of Carthage and practiced general dentistry briefly before attending a residency program in the specialty of orthodontics at the University of Tennessee.
Upon completing the residency program, Dr. Dillehay received a Master of Science in Orthodontics. Through a mentor in dental school, he was connected with a job opportunity in Wichita, Kansas, with Drs. John Rogers and Terry Duncan at 460 North Terrace.
Dr. Dillehay is the orthodontic specialty examiner and consultant for the Kansas Dental Board and has received numerous awards, recognition, and accolades throughout his career, including the prestigious “Dentist of the Year” award from both the Wichita District Dental Society and the Kansas Dental Association.
He was chosen as the Advocate of the Year by the American Student Dental Association and was recently recognized with the “Service above Self” award from the East Wichita Rotary Club.
Dr. Dillehay is a trustee to the American Association of Orthodontics and will serve as president of the organization for the 2021-2022 year—a huge honor and accomplishment. He is a current member of the following organizations:
- American Association of Orthodontists - President
- American Dental Association - Past Vice President
- Kansas Association of Orthodontists - Past President
- Kansas Dental Association - Past President
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists - Past President
- University of Tennessee Alumni Board - Past President
- Wichita District Dental Society - Past President
- American Association of Craniofacial Pain
- American Association of Orthodontics
- American Board of Orthodontics - Diplomate
- American College of Dentists - Fellow
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Association of Orthodontists
- Kansas Dental Association
- The Pierre Fauchard Academy
- Southwestern Society of Orthodontists
- University of Tennessee Alumni Board
- Wichita District Dental Society, Past President
Dr. JK Dillehay
Dr. JK Dillehay attended the University of Mississippi, where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2006. After college, he moved to Memphis, TN, to attend the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry.
Dr. JK trained for four years to be a dentist, earning his Doctorate in Dental Surgery in 2010. Following dental school, Dr. JK continued his education to become a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.
He attended the prestigious orthodontic program at the University of Tennessee, where he spent three years training to be an orthodontist, earning a Master of Science degree in 2013.
Dr. JK attends numerous continuing education courses every year to ensure he provides his patients with the best orthodontic care available.
He's devoted himself to further training in many subjects, including the latest orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic treatments, airway focused orthodontics and treatment of TMJ disorders.
He is professionally affiliated with the following:
- Alumni Board for the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Southwest Society of Orthodontics
- Wichita District Dental Society
East Wichita braces are excellent for correcting tooth issues from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced.
West Wichita Clear Aligners
Rather than brackets and bands, the East Wichita clear aligners uses a series of clear, removable trays to move the teeth into alignment. Clear aligners are incredibly popular with Wichita patients and orthodontists and are the top alternative to traditional braces at Dillehay Orthodontics.
Clear aligners are made of a comfortable plastic material and designed to fit snugly over the teeth. The nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every one to two weeks for the next in the series to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment.
Clarity 3M and Simply Clear aligners can only work if you closely follow the guidelines from Dillehay Orthodontics. Neglecting to wear your aligners as directed can impede the results and add time to the orthodontic process.
West Wichita Braces & Clear Aligners: Find the Best Treatment for You
Dr. Ken Dillehay, Dr. JK Dillehay, and our team have many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each patient.
When you visit one of our three offices for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, your specific tooth shape, the movement of your lips, and the shape of your face.
Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face. To learn more about West Wichita orthodontics, schedule your free consultation with Dillehay Orthodontics.