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Luff Orthodontics, located in Anchorage, provides patients with high quality orthodontic care in a warm and caring environment. We are committed to providing compassionate and personalized care to patients of all ages. Our office is a family-friendly orthodontic practice offering the latest techniques for fast, efficient orthodontic treatment. We specialize in Invisalign as well as metal and clear braces. Our orthodontist, Dr. Richard Luff and the rest of our experienced staff will provide you with the individualized attention that you deserve.

Meet Dr. Richard Luff

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Dr. Luff has been practicing orthodontics in Anchorage since 2014. Dr. Luff attended dental school at The Ohio State University, where he graduated first in his class and received numerous awards for his accomplishments in patient care and academics. After acquiring his Doctorate, he served in the US Air Force and was stationed at Elmendorf AFB to care for the dental needs of the military men and women of Alaska. Dr. Luff currently resides in Palmer where his wife’s family has lived since the 1940s. They have 3 young children, one cat, and one yellow lab. He loves the outdoors and spends most of his free time fishing, skiing, rafting, ice climbing, and anything else that gets him into the wilds of Alaska. He is a lifelong learner, constantly striving to improve as a clinician through continuing education and collaboration with other dental professionals. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Alaska Dental Society. Dr. Luff is excited to be able to utilize his talents for creating beautiful smiles to benefit the people of Alaska.

  • Bachelor of Arts, Utah State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Ohio State University
  • Captain, Dental Corps, US Air Force
  • Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency, Elmendorf AFB Hospital
  • Residency in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, University of Louisville, Kentucky

Meet Dr. Kelvan “Cliff” Luff

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Dr. Kelvan “Cliff” Luff has been practicing orthodontics since the fall of 2012. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio where he experienced a diverse and well-rounded dental education. Dr. Cliff applied himself effectively to his academic and clinical studies, ultimately graduating in the top of his class and receiving a number of awards and honors. Upon graduation, he attended the University of Florida to pursue a career in orthodontics. Dr. Cliff and his young family made the “Swamp” of Florida their home for a little over two years. After graduation they moved to Denver, Colorado, their home for the past four years. During this time, Dr. Cliff has gained valuable experience and expanded his orthodontic understanding while helping to establish and grow multiple orthodontic practices throughout Colorado, Texas, and Wyoming. He and his family are very excited to be joining his older brother, Dr. Richard Luff, and the Luff Orthodontics team in Alaska and making the “Last Frontier” their home. Dr. Cliff and his wife Courtney have four children, their angel Alex, twins Jackson and Lexi, and the baby girl of the family, Dayley. They are a soccer family and you will likely see them around, cheering on their young athletes. Dr. Cliff’s own interests include: anything outdoors (i.e. cycling, hiking, etc.), scuba diving, traveling, and woodworking. Dr. Cliff hopes that you will enjoy his approachable and light-hearted demeanor and thanks you for giving him the opportunity to help improve your smile.

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What to Expect . . .

The initial appointment is a clinical examination to determine your orthodontic needs. This appointment is free of charge. It may involve taking a set of orthodontic records, including x-rays and photographs of your teeth, in order for Dr. Luff to be able to determine what the best treatment option is for your case. He will examine your teeth, sit down with you one on one to discuss your treatment needs, and answer any questions you may have regarding your orthodontic care. A treatment coordinator will then go over our the costs associated with your treatment and help you determine which of our payment plans would work best for your situation. Sometimes it is necessary to take a set of orthodontic records in order for Dr. Luff to be able to determine the right treatment for your particular situation. We would then have you come back for a second consultation with Dr. Luff after he has reviewed your records in order to decide on which course of treatment is best for you.


We use iTero 3D technology to take a full-resolution scan of each patient’s bite, doing away with the need for goop and gunk to make mold impressions. Dr. Luff can see what your smile currently looks like, make real-time adjustments to the model, and show you how your teeth will shift as treatment progresses. No muss, no fuss, and easier than ever.

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