The Holiday Season can be a busy, but exciting time! Between family gatherings and office parties, it seems there is always something on the agenda this time of year.  No one wants to worry about their smile while making all those memories! With Invisalign, Dr. Larrabee can create your amazing smile without anybody noticing.

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Dr. Larrabee and the Advanced Orthodontics Team are passionate about putting smiles on as many faces as possible. This doesn’t end with the patients that come to see us at Advanced Orthodontics in our Mesa location or our recently-opened Chandler office! We take great pride in helping our amazing community!

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A photo of an Advanced Orthodontics patient with sleep breathing disorders after airway expansion.

Is your child snoring at night? Do they gasp for air or breathe heavily through their mouth? These are just some of the signs of a compromised airway in a child suffering from a sleep breathing disorder.

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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. 

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The AO Family | A Personal Experience

Posted by AO Smiles on June 20, 2018

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#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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An Interview With Dr. Larrabee

Posted by AO Smiles on April 11, 2018

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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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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

Posted by AO Smiles on February 13, 2018

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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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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

Posted by AO Smiles on December 4, 2017

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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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