Image Orthodontics | Dr. Yan Kalika | Specializing in Braces in San Francisco and Sacramento, Orthodontics in San Francisco and Sacramento, Invisalign in San Francisco and Sacramento | Serving the San Francisco, Sacramento and Glendora, Chico, Yuba City and Vacaville areas of California

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Three Smile for a Lifetime Orthodontic Scholarships to be Awarded in Sacramento by Image Orthodontics

Image Orthodontics and Drs. Yan Kalika & Thomas Iverson are changing lives through the gift of a smile. Three new Smile for a Lifetime Scholars will be awarded orthodontic scholarships soon!

Sacramento, California (PRWEB) June 05, 2014 - Image Orthodontics has chosen its first three children to receive full orthodontic scholarships through Smile for a Lifetime. Smile for a Lifetime (S4L) is a non-profit organization that selects six applicants, up to the age of 18, to receive full orthodontic treatment for free in the greater Sacramento Area at an Image Orthodontics office. "We have always been community focused and are excited to serve our community doing what we excel at: providing beautiful smiles," stated Rachelle Doyle, Marketing Coordinator for Image Orthodontics.

Smile for a Lifetime strives to create self confident in deserving, under-served children in the local community. "Braces can help lift the self-esteem of a child immeasurably and we are thrilled to be able to offer this," said Andrey Zhuravel, Smile for a Lifetime program Director. Children are encouraged to continue submitting applications as three more winners will be selected before the end of the year. The deadline for the next round of applications is October 31 2014. Children are selected based on several criteria including; community involvement, grades and extra curricular activities. There are financial qualifications and the process is competitive. Applications can be found on Image Orthodontics website.

For more information or to submit an application please visit and click on the Smile for a Lifetime logo.

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Image Orthodontics launches Smiles for a Lifetime chapter in San Francisco, giving the less fortunate a chance at a beautiful smile

San Francisco, CA, March 07, 2012- Smiles for a Lifetime, a national program that gives people who can't afford orthodontic care the opportunity to receive treatment for free, is opening a new chapter in San Francisco. Dr. Yan Kalika, well-known orthodontist and owner of Image Orthodontics, is the founder of the San Francisco Chapter. Above and beyond contributing the time and services of his own practice, he is bringing along other oral health care specialists, who will also play a key role in creating beautiful smiles.

Smile for a Lifetime Foundation is a non-profit organization launched in 2008. Its mission is to create self-confidence, inspire hope, and change the lives of children in our communities in a dramatic way. The gift of a smile can do all this for a deserving individual who, in turn, can use this gift to better themselves and their community. Smile for a Lifetime helps out hundreds of patients a year and is rapidly growing all over the country.

Dr. Kalika founded the San Francisco chapter of Smiles for a Lifetime in hopes of giving back to the community. "My goal with Smiles for a Lifetime is to acknowledge children who go above and beyond, and help them get the self-confidence they deserve through a healthy smile."

He was recently recognized by the California Legislator Assembly for his charity work for children and steadfast action as a distinguished orthodontic specialist who generously devotes his time, energy and resources to provide orthodontic care to individuals who may not otherwise have the opportunity to acquire assistance; thus benefiting all the people of City & County of San Francisco and the State of California.

Image Orthodontics has nine offices total, five of which are located in the greater San Francisco area.


Image Orthodontics Recognized at SureSmile® Annual Conference

March 8, 2012 San Francisco, CA

Dr. Benson Wong of Image Orthodontics received a prestigious Achievement Award at the 2012 SureSmile Conference. The meeting took place at the Gaylord Texan from March 1-3, 2012 and featured the newest release of SureSmile braces treatment technology, SureSmile 6.0. Dr Wong was recognized for completing 100 cases with Suresmile.

Dr Wong introduced SureSmile to his patients and community in April 2007 and has since been focused on advancing his SureSmile education in order to provide patients with greater ease of treatment and a superior smile result. Since 2010 Dr Wong has been treating braces cases exclusively with SureSmile. As a dedicated SureSmile provider, he is proud to accept this award for excellence and is pleased to offer his expertise and state-of-the-art SureSmile orthodontic technology to new and prospective patients.

The conference was attended by more than 600 orthodontic professionals. SureSmile unveiled the newest version of its advanced treatment planning technology for braces, SureSmile 6.0. Features in this new version enhance the orthodontist's ability to see and plan the position of the patient's roots in the jawbone and revolutionizes how an orthodontist plans treatment for patients. SureSmile 6.0 is the only treatment planning system that enables the orthodontist to see and plan the position of the root in the supporting bone.

"SureSmile is my treatment method of choice because it allows us speed up treatment times while delivering superior outcomes with fewer visits and in a shorter period of time," say Dr. Benson Wong of Image Orthodontics.

"We are continuously evolving SureSmile as orthodontists gain more experience in applying digital technology to patient treatment. We are committed to maintaining our position at the forefront of the digital revolution in orthodontics," says Charles Abraham, CEO, OraMetrix Inc, parent company of SureSmile.

Image Orthodontics of San Francisco, CA is proud to be the only practice to offer SureSmile in the greater San Francisco area. "It is a tool we have chosen to differentiate our practice," says Yan Kalika, founder of Image Orthodontics.

SureSmile braces treatment is an option for both teens and adults {optional re: lingual, remove end of sentence if you are not a SureSmile lingual practice} and can also be used for lingual treatment for patients who want hidden braces. From start to finish, SureSmile enables orthodontists to complete braces treatment in an average of 30% less time when compared to traditional braces, while providing a high level of quality outcomes.

For more information about Image Orthodontics or for a braces consultation, contact us at 415-752-0654 or visit Prospective patients may also visit the SureSmile website at to learn more about this advanced orthodontic treatment method, designed to provide superior smile enhancement in less time.

About Image Orthodontics of San Francisco, CA

Image Orthodontics was founded in 2002 by Dr. Yan Kalika. It has 9 office locations throughout California, 5 of which are in the greater San Francisco area. Dr Benson Wong joined Image Orthodontics in January 2012, bringing a strong technology background and over 16 years of professional experience.

About SureSmile

SureSmile is a braces treatment technology that equips orthodontists with a powerful diagnostic, treatment and monitoring tools to deliver more precise, customized orthodontic care. SureSmile has been shown to reduce treatment time by an average 30%, based on a February 2011 comparison of more than 40,000 patients. Since 2004, SureSmile has been used on 115,000 patients by orthodontists in the United States, Australia, Europe and Canada. For more information, go to