Orthodontist in Encino | Orthodontics LA

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The Orthodontics LA Encino office is the flagship location of the duo orthodontics team, Dr. Artin Meserkhani and Dr. Melineh Dereghishian. For those who may remember, Stephen Yu D.D.S was the orthodontist in residence at this location. After 22 years of amazing work, Dr. Yu decided to hand over the keys of his practice over to the team at Orthodontics LA.

Now those who are looking for an orthodontist in Encino can experience the cutting edge expertise of Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel. The husband and wife duo offer a one-two punch of amazing orthodontic work for children and adults alike. Above all else, the orthodontists value their patients and strive to maintain open and trusting relationships with them even after orthodontic treatment is complete.

At their family-friendly, modern dentistry, Orthodontics LA, the pair provide customized treatment for every patient’s needs. The Encino orthodontists fuse honest, safe dental practices with advanced technology to correct their patients’ teeth and jaw alignment for beautiful and healthy results. Whether you need Damon braces or Invisalign from an orthodontist in Encino, Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Had my invisalign consult with Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel and I couldn’t be happier with them! I was instantly welcomed by their great staff when i walked in for my appointment. They were also very punctual which I appreciated, other times you usually wait a while, but they called me in right away. I have always been scared to step foot into a dental office, but Doctor was very good about listening to my concerns and making me feel comfortable about the whole process. Now i’m so impatient to get started with Invisalign to straighten up my smile!

Ella M

Where is the Encino Location?

Patients can find the Orthodontics LA office in the Wall Street Village plaza between the Zelzah Ave and Ventura Blvd and Yarmouth Ave and Ventura Blvd. For our patients coming from the Ventura Freeway, exit off White Oak Avenue and make a right on Ventura Boulevard. We are located in the plaza on the right, across the street from the grocery store. Parking is free for customers of Orthodontics LA members. Visitors can park in two locations in the plaza. Don’t hesitate to give us a call if you get lost. 

Orthodontics LA and the Encino Community

Conveniently located in the heart of Encino, Orthodontics LA is open for patients from 9 AM to 6 PM, so they can stop by after work or schedule an appointment for their child when school is over. We are also open on Saturdays because we understand many of our patients are located throughout the Los Angeles area and with everyone’s busy schedules, it can be a hassle getting to an orthodontist during weekday traffic.

As members of the community, we are dedicated to helping the Encino neighborhood at Orthodontics LA. We are incredibly proud to be a part of such a diverse, friendly community, so we strive to take an active role in making it even better. Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel are both very involved with schools and local organizations, coaching junior basketball league and participating in the Armenian Association. It’s their goal to bring smiles to people’s faces at the office and beyond!

Orthodontic Specialists in Encino

Because they believe in giving their patients at Orthodontics LA the best experience possible, both Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel have undergone the extensive process to become orthodontic specialists. They focus on providing the highest level of patient care possible and creating the best results from their orthodontic treatment.

Artin Meserkhani, DDS

Dr. Artin comes from a family of dentists and he has wanted to be an orthodontist since childhood. After completing his bachelor’s degree at UCSD in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, he went on to pursue his education at Loma Linda Dental School. After, he interned at Roseman University and went on to finish his orthodontic residency there Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Melineh Dereghishian, DDS

Dr. Mel has always been passionate about helping people and it clearly shows in her work! She completed her undergraduate and dental school degrees at UCLA, achieving top honors and awards for “Excellence in Patient Comprehensive Care”. Afterward, she finished her three-year post-graduate residency in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Our Orthodontic Philosophy

    • Healthy, Long-Lasting Results: At Orthodontics LA, we’re not just straightening your teeth. Orthodontic treatment is about creating a balanced, stable bite, so patients can smile, speak, and eat with ease. It’s our goal to provide results that will improve our patients’ lives for years to come.
    • Modern Technology: At Orthodontics LA in Encino, we invest in the technology needed to provide patients with quick, painless procedures and better results. We’re always happy to implement modern equipment and new techniques if they will benefit our patients.
    • Open Communication: The most important part of a patient-provider relationship is open and honest communication. We encourage patients to speak up about their concerns and questions. You are valued at Orthodontics LA and we love hearing what you have to say, so we can improve your experience.
    • Unique, Custom-Made Treatment: When it comes to orthodontics, there is no “one-size-fits-all” mentality at our practice. We put the utmost care and attention into each personalized orthodontic treatment plan for our patients for the best results.

Who We Treat


According to the American Association of Orthodontists, children should go in for an orthodontic evaluation by the age of 7. The orthodontist can take x-rays and photos of the teeth to determine whether orthodontic intervention is necessary to prevent structural problems that could be much more difficult and costly to correct later on. This is also known as phase 1 of two-phase treatment. Its purpose is to combine both tooth straightening and the realignment of tbe facial and skeletal structure.


Teens are great candidates for orthodontic treatment because all their permanent teeth have grown in, but they are still growing. This makes it easier for orthodontics to move teeth and bones if needed. At Orthodontics LA in Encino, we offer many options for teens, such as traditional braces, self-ligating braces, and ceramic braces. For teenagers who engage in high contact sports, we also offer Invisalign for teens for safety and convenience.


An incorrect bite can result in serious health problems later in life. Many adults suffer from TMJ, bruxism, and dental hygiene issues because of their misaligned teeth. Orthodontic treatment isn’t just a cosmetic procedure; it has long-lasting health benefits, too. That’s why we welcome adult patients who want to improve their smile at Orthodontics LA. As long as you have healthy gums and bones, orthodontic treatment is viable at any age.

Types of Services at Orthodontics LA

It’s important to us at Orthodontics LA that all our patients receive custom treatment for their individual needs. That’s why we offer such a wide range of orthodontic treatments. During your orthodontic evaluation, we can discuss what options are best for you from a professional and personal standpoint. Here are the types of services we currently provide:

  • Traditional Metal Braces
  • Ceramic Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Invisalign
  • Damon Braces
  • Surgical Orthodontics
  • Accelerated Orthodontics

We encourage patients to take an active role in the orthodontic process and check out what services interest them.  For more information, schedule a consultation and call us today.

Financial Options

At Orthodontics LA, we believe everyone deserves a beautiful, healthy smile. To make orthodontic treatment more accessible to the Encino community, we try to accommodate their needs financially. Below are the insurance providers and payment options we accept:

  • Cigna
  • Metlife
  • Aetna
  • United Concordia
  • Delta Dental
  • Anthem Blue Cross
  • Blue Shield
  • Guardian
  • Ameritas
  • GEHA
  • United Healthcare
  • Denti-Cal (Medi-cal)
  • Interest Free Financing
  • Care Credit

Office Tour

Getting braces can be nerve-wracking, but we want to make the process as smooth and easy as possible. Many patients feel more at ease if they are comfortable with the office environment ahead of time before their appointment. At our family-friendly practice, we only use new, modern equipment that’s sure to provide the best results. Feel free to call ahead to schedule an office tour if you’d like to learn more about our Orthodontics LA and what we have to offer.

Testimonials from Encino Patients

Dr Artin made my entire experience extremely smooth and I always felt I was in good hands and was very well informed on what to expect/ next steps the process. I can tell he is a genuinely nice person and easy to  work with. The staff are all very welcoming and made me feel right at home. – Lisa C. from Los Angeles, CA

I had braces years ago, and my teeth were perfect. I lost my retainer, and my teeth started shifting. The doctors at Orthodontics LA hooked me up and got my teeth straight again. I was hesitant because I didn’t want braces, having had them before. But they made the process so fun and comfortable. They offered a lot of different options, so I was able to pick one that worked for me. I love my smile now. – Michael G. from Inglewood, CA

Personable and professional, Dr. Art and Dr. Mel are true experts in their craft. I’m incredibly happy with the my experience at Orthodontics LA, from start to finish. The kindness and attention they showed me was unmatched. Most importantly, my smile has never been in better shape, thanks to their thorough treatment plan. Thank you Dr. Art and Dr. Mel! – Shant A. from Studio City, CA

Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel - Orthodontist in Encino


Monday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Saturday: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM