Dillehay Orthodontics is your Wichita KS braces expert

If you’re looking for someone you can trust to provide a brilliant straight smile in the Wichita area, the team at Dillehay Orthodontics is here for you. We proudly create beautiful new smiles for patients of all ages in Wichita, Derby and surrounding communities such as Arkansas City and Pratt. Traditional braces are one of the most effective tools we have for achieving optimal tooth and jaw alignment, and we’re proud to offer patients a variety of orthodontic options, including traditional metal braces and ceramic braces.

Withchita KS Braces

What your Wichita KS braces offer

Before we put your braces on, our team will collect digital x-rays, photos, and a model of your mouth. Our orthodontists, Dr. Ken Dillehay and Dr. J.K. Dillehay, will then use this data to formulate a customized treatment plan based on your particular orthodontic needs. All of our treatment options are wonderful and can correct a variety of oral issues, from simple to complex. The strength, durability, and affordability of traditional braces are a big part of why they’ve withstood the test of time and are still the top orthodontic treatment year after year. Traditional metal braces often work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other treatments might, potentially shortening your overall treatment time, while also representing a cost-effective option for patients on a budget.

Metal Braces

The most common type of braces is the tried-and-true traditional metal braces system. Normally be constructed with high-grade stainless steel, these braces work to straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. Today’s metal braces are more comfortable and also more fun than ever - you have the option of choosing colored elastics to add a punch of personality to your treatment! But don’t worry, if you prefer a more subtle approach, we also offer clear or tooth-colored elastics.

Ceramic Braces

Another option for straightening your smile, ceramic braces work the same way metal braces do, but the brackets are made with a clear ceramic material instead. They’re very popular with our older teen and adult patients because they are such a discrete treatment option. Since the brackets tend to be a bit larger and more brittle than their metal counterparts, we normally won’t  recommend them for our younger patients. Ceramic braces tend to be used on the upper front teeth more often than the lower teeth.

Wichita braces experts

When you choose braces treatment with our practice, our doctors will create a treatment plan that works with all parts of your life. Using our leading-edge techniques and state-of-the-art technology, we will provide efficient, comfortable care that will help you change your smile...and your life! At Dillehay Orthodontics, we believe that advanced, personalized care leads to the best results and most positive orthodontic experience. Dr. Ken, Dr. J.K., and the rest of our skilled team focus on patients as individuals, no matter the age, personal concerns, or clinical needs.

Schedule a free consultation with us today to get started!

Dr. Dillehay with a patient


Dr. Ken Dillehay grew up in Carthage, TN, and graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy. He attended the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss) and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology.

He moved to Memphis and enrolled in dental school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, where he received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Dillehay practiced general dentistry in Carthage, TN, for a short time before his interest in orthodontics continued to grow until he decided to return to Memphis for specialty training in orthodontics.

He completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, receiving a Master of Science degree, and moved to Wichita after graduation. He joined Dr. John Rogers and Dr. 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. He has received 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 the Year from the American Student Dental Association and was recently recognized with the “Service above Self” award from the East Wichita Rotary Club.

Professional Affiliations

  • 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

Outside of the Office

Dr. Dillehay and his wife, Becky, have two handsome and wonderful sons. James Kendall (J.K.) received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ole Miss and recently completed his orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee. Taylor also received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ole Miss and is attending law school at Oklahoma City University.

When Dr. Dillehay is not working or attending a meeting, he enjoys spending time on Alveolar Ridge at Table Rock Lake with his dental neighbors and friends from Wichita. In the fall, he enjoys trips to Ole Miss to watch the Rebels play and spend time with his college friends.