About Us:

At Arrowhead Orthodontic Specialists, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality orthodontic treatment in a fun, friendly & professional atmosphere. Our talented & exceptional team truly cares about each patient and makes every visit enjoyable. Our doctors & staff take time to listen and understand each patients' goals to provide them with the smile of their dreams.

Dr. Landrigan, Dr. Kirstin & Dr. Luke are committed to being at the forefront of research-proven technologies that exceed our patients' goals of achieving beautiful smiles in the most efficient period of time. We create lasting smiles for kids, teens & adults and have a range of treatment options available including metal or ceramic (clear) braces, Invisalign and Invisalign teen.

We are excited to offer each of our patients the collective expertise of our three orthodontic specialists. This team approach will give you the confidence that you or your child will receive the most comprehensive treatment and a truly amazing smile to last a lifetime.

We have multiple convenient locations because we understand that you and your family lead busy lives. Our goal is to keep you enjoying life’s activities while achieving a radiant smile along the way.

Please call to schedule a complimentary consultation. We look forward to meeting you and helping you to achieve the radiant & confident smile that you deserve.

Meet Our Doctors

I love orthodontics. I find it exciting to be involved in the orthodontic process that can make a significant and positive change in a patient’s life. For me, it is a privilege to be able to enhance my patients’ quality of life and self-confidence through the creation of a healthy and radiant smile. I feel blessed with the opportunity to work with so many wonderful people and form lasting relationships with them throughout their orthodontic journey. It is fulfilling to see a patient’s new beautiful smile that they get to share with the world. I truly appreciate the opportunity to make a positive difference in my patients' lives.

Education

I attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and earned my bachelor's degree with a major in Biology and a concentration in Biomedical Studies. I received my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota, graduating second in my dental class. I was further distinguished by acceptance into the prestigious Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. I completed my studies at Marquette University and received my specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science degree.

Continuing Education

I participate in continuing education at the local, regional, and national levels. I believe it is essential to keep up-to-date on the latest treatment advancements, technology, and research in orthodontics to ensure the highest quality and efficient treatment options for my patients.

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthodontists
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
Minnesota Association of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association
Northeastern District Dental Society
Lake Superior Study Club
Great Lakes Study Club

My Team

We have a highly-talented orthodontic team that truly cares about every patient. Their caring and compassionate nature ensures that people feel comfortable, valued, and welcome throughout each appointment. We believe in adhering to our values, ethics, integrity, and commitment to provide our patients with the excellent treatment results that they deserve.

Life Outside the Office

I was born and raised in Two Harbors, MN, and I am excited to be home in northern Minnesota. My husband, Luke, and I met during our undergraduate years at St. Olaf College. We are looking forward to raising a family together in Duluth. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with family and friends and being in the great outdoors. I love hiking on the North Shore, fishing, kayaking, golfing, skiing, snowshoeing, and traveling. I also enjoy searching for agates on the shores of Lake Superior.

Meet Dr. Luke Carlson DDS, MS

Orthodontics is exciting for me on a daily basis because I enjoy the relationships that I build with my patients while helping them achieve their goals of a healthy, attractive, and confident smile. It is rewarding to have a positive influence on a patient’s life and to enhance their self-esteem and confidence. Being an orthodontist is a natural fit for me as it combines my interests and talents in science, knowledge in smile, facial aesthetics, and problem-solving skills. It is fulfilling for me to offer my patients customized orthodontic treatment, to be a part of my patients’ lives, and to see their smile transformation.

Education

I attended Saint Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota and graduated with a major in Biology and concentration in Biomedical Studies. I earned my Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Minnesota, graduating first in my class. I was invited into the prestigious Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity and Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society. I knew I wanted to specialize in orthodontics and immediately following graduation from dental school, I continued at the University of Minnesota orthodontic residency program and earned my Master of Science degree and specialty Certificate in Orthodontics.

Continuing Education

The specialty of orthodontics is continually advancing in treatment techniques and technology. I believe that continuing education is an essential part to orthodontics in order to provide patients with optimum care and treatment results. I participate at the local, regional, national levels as part of my commitment to helping patients achieve their most healthy and attractive smile.

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthodontists
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
Minnesota Association of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association
Northeastern District Dental Society
Lake Superior Study Club
Great Lakes Study Club
My Team

I am very fortunate to have such an excellent team who care so much about our patients. The energy and enthusiasm our team shares everyday with our patients helps to make orthodontics a fun and enjoyable process.

Life Outside the Office

I was raised in Stillwater, MN, and met Kirstin, my wife, while attending St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN. We found Duluth and the surrounding communities to be a perfect place for us to work, live & raise a family. In my free time, I can most often be found enjoying the outdoors of northeastern Minnesota and northwestern Wisconsin. Kirstin and I enjoy hiking on the north shore, running, fishing, kayaking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and golfing. In the fall, I enjoy being afield hunting with my dad & brothers. Now that we have made this community our home, I look forward to future running and Nordic skiing events that this area has to offer (I have completed several Twin Cities and Grandma’s Marathon’s as well as several American Birkebeiner ski races).

Brian Landrigan DDS, MS

I love my job because it offers me the opportunity to meet so many different people and learn so much from them. It also gives me the chance to improve the quality of life for the people I serve by improving their self-image and self-confidence. I really enjoy watching someone’s personality transform as they become more confident. I have learned so much from my patients over the years. They have enriched my life and made me a better person.

Education

I attended the University of St. Thomas, graduating Magna Cum Laude in 1995 with a degree in Biology. I then went to the University of Minnesota Dental School, graduating in 1999, then pursuing an orthodontics residency at the same institution, which I completed in 2001 with a Master of Science degree.

Continuing Education

I am a member of the Lake Superior Study Club and Great Lakes Study Club, and I attend Northeastern District Dental Society meetings. The Great Lakes Study club brings in nationally renowned speakers to keep us up-to-date on the most advanced techniques in dentistry. It also provides us an opportunity to look at complex cases with multiple dental specialists so that we may find solutions to almost any dental challenge.

Professional Associations

American Association of Orthodontists
Midwestern Society of Orthodontists
Minnesota Association of Orthodontics
American Dental Association
Minnesota Dental Association
Northeastern District Dental Society
Lake Superior Study Club
Great Lakes Study Club
My Team

My staff are the most caring people I have ever worked with. They are committed to giving our patients the best possible treatment in an environment in which they are comfortable.

Life Outside the Office

I grew up nearby in St. Cloud and today I make my home in Duluth. My wife, Tam, and I have two kids, Haily and Owen. I love spending time with my family and doing just about anything outdoorsy: hunting, fishing, camping, cooking, gardening, running & competing in marathons. My family and I also contribute to many local charitable organizations. My wife has been active in the school system and PTO, and was president of MOPS (mothers of preschoolers) when our children were younger.

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Meet Our Staff

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