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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. 

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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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