Trusted Orthodontics near Arkansas City
We are proud to serve patients of all ages from the Arkansas City area in communities such as Derby, Wichita, Newton and more.
1821 E. Madison, Suite 1300
Derby, KS 67037
Your Arkansas City orthodontist
Dr. J.K Dillehay attended the University of Mississippi for his undergraduate education and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. After college, he moved to Memphis, TN to attend the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He stayed at the University of Tennessee to become a specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He was accepted to attend the prestigious orthodontic program at the University of Tennessee where he earned a Master of Science degree.
His Professional Affiliations include:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- Southwest Society of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Kansas Dental Association
- Wichita District Dental Society
- Alumni Board for the University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
- American Academy of Craniofacial Pain
Dr. Ken Dillehay graduated from Castle Heights Military Academy. He then attended the University of Mississippi and received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Zoology. He then attended the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences and received a Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He practiced dentistry in Carthage, TN before returning to The University of Tennessee for specialty training in orthodontics.
Arkansas City Braces
Traditional braces are one of the most efficient orthodontic tools available. The metal or ceramic brackets, which are connected to by wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics, are attached to the teeth. Through regular adjustments with our doctors, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure to your teeth. This will gradually move the teeth into the desired positions.
Arkansas City braces are an excellent choice for correcting a number of simple and complex tooth issues. Arkansas City braces are also a cost-effective option for patients on a budget. Because they sometimes work faster at closing gaps and aligning teeth than other options might, overall treatment time can be slightly reduced. In addition, braces don’t require some of the more complicated technology or expensive equipment that newer treatments can.
Arkansas City Invisalign
The Arkansas City 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 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 trays are virtually invisible and are usually switched out every 1-2 weeks for the next in the series. This keeps the teeth moving in the right direction! Patients who neglect to wear the aligners as directed can have a negative impact on the results and also add time to the orthodontic process. Aligners must be worn 20-22 hours per day throughout treatment in order for them to do their job.
Invisalign is at its most effective when used to correct many of the most common orthodontic issues, and may not be the best option for patients with especially complex cases. A free consultation with Dillehay Orthodontics will be able to help determine your eligibility for Invisalign.
Arkansas City Braces and Invisalign: find the right treatment for your smile
When you visit our office for a complimentary 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. Using these as the basis for treatment will result in a beautifully aligned smile that’s just right for your face! Our skilled doctor and staff excel at providing customized treatment plans for each patient we see.