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Elite Invisalign Provider Advanced Orthodontics Announce New Location in Chandler, AZ

CHANDLER, AZ – July 11, 2018 – Advanced Orthodontics, the orthodontic practice of Dr. Ben Larrabee, announced that we are expanding and opening a new location in Chandler, Arizona this summer.

The new location will officially open August 27, 2018 and will offer high-tech braces and Invisalign treatment for the entire family. Our professional and upbeat staff go above and beyond to ensure that both adults and adolescent patients feel as comfortable as possible during their visits. Our virtual entertainment game room, warm cookies after each visit, and media bar will have Dr. Larrabee’s patients looking forward to their appointments. 

Dr. Larrabee has been practicing in the Valley since 2005. This new location will be an expansion of the current practice located on Crismon Road, between the US 60 and Baseline. Both offices will offer the latest in technology including 3D imaging, impression free itero scanning, high-tech braces, and Invisalign. Consultations are always complimentary so there is no charge to you or any insurance you hold to make a comprehensive custom treatment plan with Dr. Larrabee. We know our patient’s time is valuable, so we are happy to get your treatment started the same day! This may include taking an Invisalign scan or getting brackets and wires placed.

Dr. Larrabee, the treating orthodontist for Advanced Orthodontics, expressed his excitement regarding the expansion,

“ We can’t wait to bring the Advanced Orthodontics level of care and customer experience to the Gilbert and Chandler area“.

Current Invisalign patient and local teacher, Andrew Clarke, shared:

“Advanced Orthodontics offers the best in customer service and technology. The additional location in Chandler will allow even more flexibility and convenience for his patients.”

Dr. Larrabee is a multiple-year winner of both ‘Phoenix Magazine Top Doctor’ and ‘Best of the Valley’ awards nominated by his peers and patients respectively. He is known throughout the Valley for being a perfectionist, delivering the highest level of smile care and technology to his hundreds of happy patients. Dr. Larrabee personally designs every patient’s smile and treatment plan that works for their lifestyle. Each smile Dr. Larrabee creates is customized for the patient’s unique facial features and their smile goals.

Details regarding the new location, and treatments offered at all Advanced Orthodontics locations, can be found on the company website AOsmiles.com. New patient consultations are already beginning to book – call us today at (480) 357-4900 to book!

The AO Family | A Personal Experience

#AOFamily

It’s not just a hashtag, but a culture – it’s the AO Experience! We truly believe every patient, parent, and sibling that steps into our office deserves to be treated like a member of our AO family!

Getting to Know You

Your smile is as unique as your name! Dr. Larrabee and our Team make every effort to get to know each person who comes to our office on a first name basis. But it doesn’t stop there! We want to know how school or work is going, or if your child won their last soccer game. Getting to know each one of you personally also helps us better meet your orthodontic goals and make treatment a breeze. We hope that asking questions about your treatment or voicing a concern comes easily when you already know us so well!

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Dr. Larrabee

An Interview With Dr. Larrabee

When did you first become interested in the dental field/orthodontics?

Dr. Larrabee: As a kid, I was always trying to figure out what I wanted to be. In the 5th grade after watching the show “Family Ties”, I decided I wanted to be like Alex P. Keaton and get into the field of business.  I wrote to the University of Michigan Business School to see what I needed to do and what it was all about. Two years later, in the 7th grade, I got my braces off and saw an amazing change in my smile along with receiving many compliments. I immediately redirected my University of Michigan dream to become an orthodontist.

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Orthodontics and a Healthy Bite

At Advanced Orthodontics, Dr. Larrabee believes that the jaw health of a patient is just as important as the aesthetics of having straight teeth. Following his orthodontic residency, Dr. Larrabee elected into an additional two-year training course with the Roth Williams International Society of Orthodontists. As a Roth Williams Orthodontist, he has been trained in the ability to correct the bite in harmony with the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) complex as well as align the teeth to create a unique, healthy smile and jaw joint. At the time of his training, only 5% of orthodontists were Roth Williams’ certified.

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Self-Ligating Brackets

At Advanced Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing our patients with the very latest in orthodontic technology. From our state of the art, boutique style office, 3D X-ray, and itero smile simulator, Dr. Larrabee utilizes the most modern technology to provide the most accurate diagnosis and ideal treatment possible. This technology includes our self-ligating brackets system, Empower.

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Retainer Options Following Orthodontic Treatment

The time has FINALLY come! You’re ready to get your braces removed and show off your perfect new smile. Now is the time to consider your retainer options. Retainers are necessary as long as you want to keep your completed smile looking perfect. Or, as Dr. Larrabee likes to say,

“Retainers are for life!”

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Navigating Dental Insurance and Orthodontics

When a dentist tells you it’s time to start considering orthodontic care for your child, or when you are thinking about Invisalign for yourself, the concern of cost almost always plays a role in your decision-making process. Hand in hand with cost comes the complicated world of orthodontic insurance. Every individual’s insurance plan is unique, but we will do our best to help you navigate through it.

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Why Should My 7 Year Old See an Orthodontist?

Dr. Larrabee and the American Association of Orthodontics recommend that children receive their initial evaluation from an orthodontist by the age of seven. A lot of parents, referred by their general dentist or pediatrician for a complimentary consultation, are concerned that “seven is too young to be thinking about braces?”.  By the age of seven, most children have begun to lose their primary teeth, and their adult teeth are making their way in. At this point, most orthodontic problems can be identified; sometimes it is what you CAN’T see that can be the problem…

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How Long Will My Treatment Take?

“How long will my treatment take?” is probably the most common question we hear
from patients. From the day you begin treatment, we know you are counting down the
days that remain until you have your perfect smile. There are many factors that contribute
to the length of treatment including the complexity of your treatment, your age, and your
commitment to following the right steps towards your orthodontic treatment. Remember, if you put in the time now, your beautiful, healthy smile will last you a lifetime!

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