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Image Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice located in Oakland and we pride ourselves on patient care and quality service. 

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Oakland Orthodontist

Thank you for visiting Image Orthodontics Oakland location.

Our orthodontists and team are dedicated to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile, using the latest techniques and technologies to ensure precise, comfortable care and upholding the highest standards of orthodontic care. Please contact our office today to learn more about us and to schedule your appointment with Dr. Simontacchi and our team.

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Dr. Michael Simontacchi-Gbologah

A native of the Bay area, Dr. Michael Simontacchi-Gbologah was raised in Alameda.

He attended Howard University in Washington D.C., where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, earning his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, while serving as captain of Howard’s Division 1 soccer team.

In 2008, he earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He continued on at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Chief Resident during his post-doctoral Orthodontic residency and received his Orthodontic specialty certificate in 2010.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, mountain biking, hiking, and being active. He is dedicated to his profession and passionate about working with his patients. His goal as a clinician is not only to create beautiful, functional and healthy smiles, but also to build mentorships with his patients and serve as a positive and uplifting voice in their lives.

Services Available at Oakland Location

Proudly serving the community of Oakland, CA

Image Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice located in Oakland, CA and we are all about helping you! Our team of exceptional orthodontists and staff are well known in the community for transforming smiles of adults, teens, and children using the latest technology and techniques. Because of this, we’re able to give each patient the results they’re after in the shortest amount of time with the highest level of care. Here, you’re not just a patient – you’re family. And we think that’s something to really smile about.

Our Mission

We are committed to delivering meaningful service to the community and building a solid, caring relationship with our patients and their families to achieve a healthy, lasting smile.

Why Choose Us

Our team is dedicated to excellence in patient care, combining the most advanced techniques with state-of-the-art technology and unmatched, personalized service.

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Exceptional care that goes above and beyond.

At Image Orthodontics Oakland, our team of exceptional orthodontists and staff are well known in the community for transforming smiles of adults, teens, and children using the latest technology and techniques.


Invisalign® uses clear plastic aligners to gradually shift your teeth into their optimal position without wires or brackets commonly used in traditional braces


Braces are bonded brackets, arched wires and elastic bands that move crowded or spaced teeth into the proper position for appearance and function.

In-Ovation® System

The In-Ovation system makes braces practically pain free with virtually no pressure placed on your teeth as they are gently guided into place. Contact our team to learn more.

SureSmile® uses 3D imaging to create virtual simulations of how your teeth will shift. In addition, this advanced technology allows us to customize your treatment. Contact our team to learn more.

Sleep Apnea

Early diagnosis and treatment in children are important to prevent complications that can affect children’s growth. We can help fix sleep apnea without the need for a CPAP machine by using SomnoDent Oral Appliances.

TMD & TMJ Disorders

From night guards to protect your teeth at night to orthodontic intervention that includes balancing the surface of your teeth to correct your bite, we do it all. And we want to help you feel better. Contact our team to learn more.

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Muy amables y profesionales
Sandra Valencia
Image Orthodontics Has been so great over the last year, my daughter and I both get seen here and every time we come in we are greeted by the front desk....
Tola O.
good service
Jason Ordonez
we Love image Orthodontics Survice is always excellent. My daughter is very happy and comfortable duri her appointments, Eloiza is such sweet lady my...
Elizabeth G.
My son has been a patient at image orthodontics for a little over a year.The treatment is going great but I really want to acknowledge Nora.She is always so...
Christmas G.
She’s very professional & sweet.
Nicolette Johnson
Nora at the front desk is awesome. She’s very helpful. Dr. Simontacchi does amazing work!
Melissa Lilly
Best place overall to get that perfect smile! Been coming here for 4 months now. All the staff are amazing with hospitality! I always feel welcome and at...
Megan G.
hosann g
I love my orthodontics they are wonderful, always calling me back on time! Eloisa she is amazing!!! Always making sure I’m well taken care of! And I’m satisfied with my treatment 🙂
Laeloni Hernandez
Been having payment issues with them for the past several months unfortunately and haven’t been notified about the incorrect information that they had on file for my account. I’m pretty disappointed and frustrated that this has been an ongoing issue. Not sure if there’s a manager to report this to but plan to make a complaint if this continues. Other than that my orthodontist is very nice and I appreciate his service. I like the results that I’m seeing
Alicia Pender
really nice orthodontists
emily izazaga
I had such a an amazing experience at my consult today! I’m starting Invisalign here and every staff member that assisted me today was kind & gave me all the information I needed to make the best decision for myself!4 Month Update:I started my Invisalign in July & I just had my first appointment to check on my progress. Everything is going well with my treatment. I’m fortunate that my Invisalign isn’t hurting me very much at all. There is some discomfort on the first day on a new aligner but it goes away quickly. Today I was cleared to change my aligners every 7 days. I’ll post an update when I get to the end of my treatment!Near End of Treatment UpdateI am nearly finished with my treatment. My teeth look amazing, I get compliments on my smile often. I had more aligners than a few people I know who’ve gotten Invisalign & I think the subtle movements are they reason that I didn’t experience a lot of pain. I have an appointment later this month (September 2023) & I’m pretty sure that my attachments will be removed & I’ll be given instructions on how often I should be wearing my retainer to maintain my results. I feel like this time has flown by so quickly. Very happy with my decision! Next update will be post final appointment.
Just Di
Best staff. There the best
Loui R
Nice people and was done quick
Ricardo Bethancourt
Great Customer service!
Me gusta como nos atienden y no nos dejan esperar mucho tiempo
Lesly Paola Bautista
great service
Juan Sedano
There service was great and so nice everyone made me feel welcomed
Yoselin M.
Always clean waiting room. All staff are always very friendly & helpful.
This place is really amazing. I've been coming here for the past 3 years and have done their work very well.
Abby C
The people here are really nice, they give really good service, I have came here ever since I was a kid, they have given me a great smile, and I am happy all ways to come here.
Emma Carrillo
I've been going here for about 5 years and the service of the staff and the doctor is amazing! I love how they make it clear of what is going on and what are the next steps. I really trust them and I know things will get done. They always make sure I am comfortable and I am very satisfied with their work!
Yvette Carrillo
Very good place Jose the dental assistant was very nice and fast. Awsome service very kind and friendly the doctor is awesome definitely recommend
Deyna M.
Workers are very friendly. They are straight to the point and don’t waste time. Shout out Dolce!
J 001
Thnk you guys at image orthodonticsWas always treated with respect and always had a good time on every appointment.. thank you JOSE!! For making me laugh..
christian MB
Gavy es muy eficiente me atendió muy vien y me gusto como me explico las cosas gracias gavy
Irma Esquivel
Great experience
Alicia Chupin
Image orthodontics fue excelente servicio me esplicaron muy bien todo sobre mi tratamiento muy bien servicio 👍
Moni R&R
Love this place, it’s clean and the ,staff is very nice, patient with kids. Glad I choose this place.
great service! amazing staff members, very respectful, overall 10/10 place! i highly recommend coming here for your ortho appointment.
Akilah Dawkins
I am on my invisaign journey here and its been great, all the staff are very welcoming and friendly. The appointments are quick and easy i would recommend...
Samir A.
The front staff Ada and Nora are always very welcoming. Ada was the best today. She was very helpful and understanding with the issue my son was having with...
Blanca G.
Dr. Simontacchi is an expert in his field, meticulous, and patient. adore both the assistant and the work he does.
Sharifa M.
Amazing service, front desk person really nice, has great conversations (ada). I recommend coming to get you teeth fix
Juan R.
Great orthodontist! Every time I come in for my appointments starting from the front desk all the way to the end of my appointment I am attended nicely and...
Vanessa Q.
The doctor is amazing & consistent! We come here often & never have any scheduling issues. Staff is nice.
Melissa L.
Awesome office, pretty fast && plenty of options for appointment times. Gabriela made the process go smoothly for my family!
Samantha H.
Awesome staff! I'm so pleased with the work they continue to do. I highly recommend this location. The receptionists are welcoming. The doctor is great.
Tiffani A.
Great orthodontist and customer service. They have text reminder that helps me remember my appointment. The appointment availability works for my schedule
Adriana V.
Have been going to this office for the past few months and can't be more happy with my service. The doctor has been making sure my teeth are on schedule and...
Que V.
Great customer service 5 stars .Keep up the great service my daughter loves her braces ! Yay they were worth the great price .
Monique H.
I recommend this place for getting braces. Everyone here is so nice and easy to talk to. Absolutely recommend!
John L.
They have been great at helping my daughter with her braces. Answered any questions that we had.
veronica b.
Exceptional Client Service - Thank you, Nora!
John D.
My child was really nervous. They made him feel comfortable during his exam. They very good with children here.
Natasha B.
This was our first visit. My son got in before his appointment. Everyone was very nice.
Minh N.
Been attending here for 3 yrs, I love how the really work with their patient. I recommend image orthodontist for anyone searching for dental treatment
Chikaodili O.
first for starters front desk are great and very welcoming. Dr Simontacchi, is also a good orthodontist he sets a plan, a goal and we try to achieve it. He...
Eileen S.
My daughter is getting care here and we have been happy with the service. The staff is always friendly and welcoming and the place is always nice and clean....
Netta S.
great service , we feel we are in good hands, attentive and informative during our child's teeth journey
Scarleth M.
We are a family of Five who are been serve in this Oakland Image Orthodontics facility. We are highly recommend Image Orthodontics Oakland because their...
EMfinite S.
The doctors and staff are very nice,A very good and clean place to be when getting dental work done.definitely recommend!
Breah N.
They did good on my braces and are nice. I cant wait to see what they look like after my braces are taking off and my teeth are straight. (Maliyah)
Maliyah S.
Very professional my daughter never has any problems! Staff is kind and helpful! Thank you so much can't wait to get my braces as well!
Sarah G.
A thank you to the staff, most of them are very friendly, a special thank you to Nora who goes above and beyond to make things work with a great and...
Nancy V.
Gaby was Great! Very helpful. If you want Braces and fast come to IMAGE!! You will not be disappointed. Claudia
Claudia W.
Good place I got my braces here and my retainers if your gonna get retainers or braces or Invisalign come here
Nightcap 4.
I've been attending this Orthodontics place for years now, and the staff is always so kind and remembers your name, and attends you as soon as possible. I...
J4c K.
I really don't do reviews.m but this office is so wonderful. They help you with anything, they are so nice. I been coming here now for my braces I have no...
Sheydi M.
Buenas personas,y hamables y la oficina es limpia
Pablo F.
i recommend this place because the front office staff are very nice !
Josselin R.
i have been coming to image ortho for almost a year I love how the my take care of you they are very understanding and the front desk and even the employees...
Tammy O.
Nora is super friendly and is always happy to help! The team as a whole is very friendly and have been very patient with me. I had an upcoming surgery and...
Marjorie H.
I am currently receiving treatment for my braces and the service is amazing and all the staff are kind to everyone.
Ashley M.
Leo's the best .................................the office gives really good vibes
Zayda C.
Great help and very nice, recommend 🙂
Nicole G.
Muy Buena atención y Son Muy amables sin duda se las recomiendo
Greysi V.
I highly recommend this office! very nice staff and great environment.
Juno A.
Good office front desk ladies Nora and ada are very nice
Ander L.
Ada is the best ! very nice front desk ladies at the office, they treat you good , highly recommend
Elisa B.
awesome customer service, the dental assistant that helped me on my appointment was great she is really nice. I forgot her name but she is great. All of the...
Aldo C.
Great customer service and nice workers and absolutely no wait at all.Also I was I happy that I was able to bring My child with me
Imani S.
Office staff is so helpful with scheduling. Omar is wonderful as well. Dr. Simontacchi is wonderful at explaining all the steps and the "why" that goes...
Heidi P.
Everyone at Image, is super friendly and helpful and very understanding. My brace journey just begun and I can feel a boost of confidence takes to them
Adriana P.
Love this office more than the one I was at before. All staff are really nice, and the doctors here seem to really care about getting your smile fixed.
Peter G.
They were so kind and knowledgeable. They answered all my questions about child orthodontics. Thank you so much
Victoria W.
leo is one of the best he hella funny and does a good job I think they should keep him forever #imageorthodontics
Christian M.
best place i ever been to for my braces! definitely recommend . everybody so nice here!!
Cassandra R.
This place has a really great staff! From the checkin to treatment, everyone is always professional and willing to help! The Orthodontist is...
Victor M.
Nora in the office is fantastic. We transferred from the Walnut Creek office, and have been satisfied with our services there. Everyone is friendly and...
Tei G.
This business has great customer service , fabulous dentist . A great place for braces prices are fabulous. I highly recommend them. 2 thumbs up
Monique H.
Clean office, fair pricing, gentle dentist who kept my nervous kiddo calm. Feels very safe with their covid practices . Would recommend
Melissa G.
my teeth look great and everyone is always so nice and pleasant!!
Ebonique W.
LOVE this place place so much! Very pleasant and welcoming environment. The staff are all very knowledgeable and professional. Nora is amazing! The Dr. is...
Nancy L.
Nora is the best! She always takes care of us. We always seem to get in and out, and the covid protocols make it easier. Thanks Image!
Gena V.
Great service, very helpful they answer all our questions. They are very professional, very clean office . Nora at the front desk is very friendly and...
Rosa O.
Always friendly, very clean and taking all the precautions to keep patients safe. They were able to use my dental insurance to cover part of my treatment...
Shawna S.
For the past five years I've been shopping for an orthodontist that would take care of the needs of my kids through the process of having their teeth fixed....
Nasa J.
Dr. Wang is a very special professional as she is warm and sweet as much as she is competent. She has an excellent training background from Columbia and I...
Mac O.