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Dentistry located in North Hollywood, CA


Invisalign® services offered in North Hollywood, CA

Invisalign® offers the chance to straighten your smile without spending a year or more in metal braces. In the hands of skilled practitioners like Brian Shahangian, DDS, and Bita Shahangian, DDS, of Desert Dental in the North Hollywood neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, Invisalign delivers outstanding results. Connect with the office online or by phone to schedule a time to learn more. 

Invisalign® Q&A

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an alternative to traditional metal braces that relies on a series of clear plastic aligner trays to slowly shift teeth into optimal positioning. It’s a wonderful orthodontic option for those who want a straighter smile without the gleaming metallic grin associated with metal braces.


With Invisalign, very few people notice you’re in treatment. Your clear aligners fit snugly over the surface of your teeth, and once in place, they’re virtually invisible. 


Invisalign also offers the ability to continue your existing dental hygiene routines. Because you remove your trays to brush, floss, and rinse, there’s no need to learn how to work around metal brackets and wires to remove all traces of plaque and bacteria. 


Speaking of brackets and wires, Invisalign also eliminates the soft tissue damage that occurs when your cheeks and lips rub against the metal components. You won’t have to worry about treatment wires irritating your gums or having to limit your diet to avoid harder foods that can break your brackets or wires.

What is it like to go through Invisalign treatment?

During your consultation, painless intraoral scanning using the iTero® digital scanner gathers  precise specifications of your teeth and bone tissue. That information feeds into the proprietary software that creates your customized treatment plan. 


Once your first few sets of aligners come in from the dental lab, you return to Desert Dental to learn how to place and remove them. You wear your aligners around the clock, taking them out only during meals and dental hygiene routines. 

Every couple of weeks you switch to a new set of aligners, which continues creating the subtle pressure necessary to shift teeth into enhanced alignment. Periodic office visits ensure your progress stays on track.

Am I a good candidate for Invisalign?

Invisalign can correct many of the same alignment issues as traditional metal braces. During your initial visit, you learn whether this approach is a good fit for your needs. 


Dr. Brian Shahangian has extensive experience in Invisalign, including selection as a Preferred Provider. He also holds Invisalign Certificates I and II, signifying advanced training and experience with the system. 


When you’re ready to learn more about how Invisalign can transform your smile, call or click to schedule a one-on-one visit.