9909 W 21st St
Wichita, KS 67205
Phone: (316) 722-0857
10311 Stonegate St
Wichita, KS 67206
Phone: (316) 638-6518
Your Wichita Orthodontists
Dr. Ken Dillehay grew up in Carthage, TN, and graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Zoology from the University of Mississippi, he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of Tennessee Center for the Health Sciences in Memphis, TN. A continuing interest in orthodontics compelled him return to school, this time completing an orthodontic residency at the University of Tennessee, gaining a Master of Science degree.
Dr. Dillehay is the orthodontic specialty examiner and consultant for the Kansas Dental Board and has received numerous awards, recognitions, and accolades throughout his career.
Dr. Dillehay is also a Diplomate to the American Board of Orthodontics and is a Fellow of the American College of Dentists, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, and the American Association of Craniofacial Pain. Additional affiliations include:
Dr. JK Dillehay After receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology in 2006 from the University of Mississippi, Dr. J.K. Dillehay moved to Memphis, TN, where he attended the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry. Dr. J.K. spent four years training to be a dentist, earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2010. Following dental school, Dr. J.K. continued his education to become a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He was accepted to and 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. J.K. attends numerous continuing education courses each year to ensure he provides his patients with the best orthodontic care available, from interceptive orthodontic treatment and dentofacial orthopedics to disorders of the TMJ.
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools we have. The metal or ceramic brackets are attached to the teeth, then connected by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with Dr. Dillehay and Dr. J.K., these brackets, wires, and bands work together to apply the gentle pressure that will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Wichita braces are an excellent choice for correcting tooth issues from simple to complex. Because they can sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time may be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don't require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can, making Wichita braces a cost-effective orthodontic option for patients on a budget.
Rather than brackets and bands, the Wichita Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment. Invisalign is incredibly popular with both patients and orthodontists and is currently 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 nearly invisible trays are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series in order to keep the teeth moving in the direction we want them to. Aligners should be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment. The Invisalign system can only work if these recommended guidelines are followed exactly! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can impede the results and also add time to the orthodontic process.
Invisalign is at its most efficient when correcting many of the most common orthodontic issues. For some complex cases, Invisalign may not be a viable option. A free consultation with Dillehay Orthodontics will be able to determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Wichita Braces and Invisalign: finding the right treatment for your smile
Our doctors and staff have many years of experience providing customized treatment plans for each individual patient. When you visit one of our five offices for a free consultation, our talented team will pay special attention to your particular orthodontic needs, as well as 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.