Kahan Orthodontics 

  • Elysa Kahan, DMD 

  • Address

    18372 Clark St., Suite 201, Tarzana

  • Phone


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  • Photographed by

    Jeffrey Fiterman

  • Special Section

    Health & Wellness

Services Offered

  • Free consultation & exam
  • Custom braces & Invisalign for kids, teenagers & adults
  • Advanced technology with digital treatment planning 
  • Realistic smile simulations
  • Flexible financing; most major PPOs accepted 

A Holistic Approach

I always strive to learn the newest techniques to care for my patients. Being a lifelong learner helps me give patients quality care and stunning smiles. We work with speech therapists, ENTs and myofunctional therapists to make sure we are treating the whole person—not just the teeth. 

Supporting Those in Need

I believe that what you give is far more important than anything you get in return. I give back to the Los Angeles community and donate my time regularly to speak and provide dental education at local schools and mommy groups. We sponsor organizations in the Encino-Tarzana community and participate in Adopt-A-Family for the holidays each year.

Show That Smile

Taking care of your teeth is more than good oral hygiene; it is being confident in your smile. We love every single smile we see. Seeing our patients’ faces after they have completed their smile journey with us is like no other feeling in the world.

Forming Bonds

I live with my family in Encino and enjoy having my orthodontic practice in the same community so I truly feel connected to my patients and their families. My husband and I have two daughters, ages 3 and 5. Becoming a mother and treating my children’s friends and siblings has added a rich layer of fullness to my practice. We treat each patient like family. I am honest, caring and very thorough with the advice and treatment plan options I offer. It is a priority to me that everyone has a great experience while in treatment. Our customer service and the quality of the relationships we form with our patients and families is very special. 

Women in Dentistry

Our goal is to continue our Women in Dentistry series, empowering and supporting colleagues and creating community across the San Fernando Valley. We have held self-care, work-life balance and yoga events. Not only is it important to support other women, it is imperative that we all take a breath and take care of ourselves in this field. 

Patient Praise

Everything we do at Kahan Orthodontics is grounded in our patients having a positive experience while in the chair. A few years ago, a teenage boy had just finished wearing braces. I saw him grow into a confident, self-assured person. After his braces were off, he told me I had changed not only his smile but his outlook on his life. Impacting others makes it all worthwhile. 

Stress-free Zone

Our office offers a happy, calm, positive atmosphere for families to escape the day. It is modern with warm wood accents, lots of windows and amenities designed for the comfort of our patients. We have memory foam chairs, a coffee bar, snacks, a homework nook for after-school appointments and exciting contests with prizes. Patients come to their appointments and take a break from the stress of the day.

The Youngest Patients

Checkups for kids as young as 7 years old allow us to prevent serious problems like crowding and abnormal jaw growth. Early intervention makes orthodontics easier and treatment can be more conservative.