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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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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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Anna Cornejo
Christine Myers
Only did a consult. Decided to go somewhere else. Dr seems very professional and knowledgeable. He’s a 5/5. The office manager was also great. Was great at his job, good at communicating, was able to get us an appt quickly. Wait time was excruciating! The appt took 1.5 hrs. Most of which was in the waiting room. Masks are required but office staff wore masks below noses and often under chin. Many patients didn’t wear at all. Also expensive. About $1,000 more than other places. Office staff and safety in waiting room 3/5. Wait time 1/5.
Ginny Penn
Sharon Coleman
Amazing orthodontist, dental techs, and service staff. I'm about 1 year into having my braces and it's been nothing short of a stellar experience. The location is a little out of the way, but well worth it, as every visit you'll feel taken care of in their bright and clean facility. My only gripe, and the reason they lose 1 star is their special promotions are unreliable and although I shouldn't, I honestly feel cheated.I signed up with them and remember they were offering about a $200 Amazon gift card. I set a payment plan and assumed I would get the gift card when the payment was complete. I never got one. I brought it up with the receptionist and she was super nice and helpful but her hands were tied as it wasn't her department or within her power to do anything about it. Months go by, nothing. I ask again when my recent appointment comes around, and the receptionist promises to get me something. And I finally receive a $100 Target gift card (their current promo is a $400 Amazon gift card) - Like, cool I guess, it's something, but it was neither what I was promised, nor does it feel like they felt like they messed up as they were supposed to give me the promo the moment I signed up. Honestly, just felt like they scrounged up something they had lying about and tossed it at me to shut me up. Okay, thanks?
Jared Keh
Delfina Osornio Gomez
Maria Mena
Lora Finskaya
Staff are nice and never forget to great you
Twitch x2Xen
Very kind nice Nora is very helpful and kid friendly we love it
Robin Frazier
Nice place and nice and friendly people.
Brian Melendez
Alicia Pender
Son muy amables y atentos lo recomiendo
bartolo Ascencio
Great welcoming experience. Warming environment and friendly associates.
Chandra Robinson
We love Image Orthodontics! The entire staff is caring, friendly and skilled at what they do. We have had a very positive experience here, for our 7 year old, thus far. Thank you Image!
Jenny Stramotas
If you’re the type of person that loves ❤️ Good energy and good care with sincerity then This Office is just for your. I came as a referral and left like I just met the other half of Family healthcare providers. I’m excited 😆 about my treatment. From the front desk To Gabriela it was all love ❤️ warmth and kindness and that’s the first visit I’m eager for my treatment can’t wait 😝
Akaasha Ziya
Janet Barajas
Always nice
Julia Barrera
Nice people
Erick Perez-Barrera
Amazing and super friendly staff. They always accommodate to your needs. The work is amazing. Finally seeing results in my teeth. I also bring my 11 year old here and she’s super excited about getting her teeth fixed. I would highly recommended image orthodontics.
Esther Villegas
Muy amables los empleados y limpio el lugar me gusta
Mely Abarca
friendly staff and great service! ^^^
Nicole Smith
Very friendly staff! Nice waiting area.
Calisha Chatter-Fitzhugh
Naavi Hunt-Garth
excellent service, nice people I recommend this place.
Mario Hernández
Es una clínica execelente para todos
Jeymi faviola Peralta
Gaby was Great! Very helpful. If you want Braces and fast come to IMAGE!! You will not be disappointed. Claudia
Claudia W.
love cale
This clinic is amazing, and I love how they took all that time to install my braces.
Oswaldo Tapia
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.
They were all nice and the doctors and staff were very funny! I love it there
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Trisha Rubio
Service is excellent, all workers are always on time and friendly. I will highly recommend. My son is happy to come here.
Ana Maria Rodriguez
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!
Just D
Rashedah Muhammad
This was the best experience ever!! Preparing my daughter for braces is a mile stone and they made it easy. From explaining the treatment as well as payment options.. THANK YOU SO MUCH, Image Orthodontics.
J Whitfield
Good staff, good service
Marisa Lopez
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.
Wonderful office. They give you everything you need to take care of your braces. I had a good experience with everyone. Definitely recommended to come to this location.
Madinah Waqia
Always so very helpful and kind!
Daaimah Waqia
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.
Good office
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The back office is very helpful and the service is smooth and great
Original Primes Stop Motion
Image ortho is a very good place, it has very friendly staff, they treat their patients well and make the place feel welcoming.
Veronica Matias
To Pretty
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.
Sarai Ramos
great service. I would come back again
Johnathon Crawford
1st time we went, we waited hrs it was bad, but this time it was pretty good, seen right away exactly on apt. time. Very processional, clean and informative
Yesi Ortiz
Sebastian Ruiz
alondra lopez
Amelia Navarro
good customer service
Tatiana Ferrel
Great help and very nice, recommend 🙂
Nicole G.
Image orthodontics fue excelente servicio me esplicaron muy bien todo sobre mi tratamiento muy bien servicio 👍
Moni R&R
jabeht sandoval
I would like to applaud Francis for scheduling my appointment with ease. You made feel good about going to the Orthodontist
Carla Bellard
The staff at Image Orthodontics have been nothing short of amazing and helpful! Everything was explained thoroughly and made clear to understand, the whole process has been amazing and I recommend anyone in need of orthodontics care to come to Image.
Jackie Steel
wabi lemma
Exelente trabajo 👍
Edgar Vladimir Zelaya
Great offers for braces
Jasmin Rivera
Nataly Garibay
Daniela Onofre
Aqui es buen oficina la recomiendo.
Brave Guat
Muy buenas asistentes
Aury Fuentes
I have always had a great experience while I’m here, they never have given an issue. Would recommend!
Cecilia Perez
Muy buena..👍
anahi carrillo
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.
Cindy Pineda
They care for the patients here
Carilyn Harris
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.
Ángela Mateo
Most wonderful and competent dentists work at this office
Sadri Madjlessi
Jacky Castellanos
Dr.Simontacchi did his magic on my teeth and I can say I am BEYOND Satisfied. Great quality work 1000% of the time
Rey Zamora
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.
I’ve been bringing my daughter here for a few years and have always received great service they have great customer service
Marcell Jarvis
María B
Muy buen servicio con todo el personal lo recomiendo.
Belem Resendiz
Imani Shuttleworth
Great job!
Karina Bermudez
All of my experiences have been 5 star, highly recommend!
Ryan Cavanagh
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.
Sheila Edwards
Awesome place great for braces my son loves the staff and is very comfortable with everyone and everyone is nice
Braylend Frazier
Telma Carrillo
They were so kind and knowledgeable. They answered all my questions about child orthodontics. Thank you so much
Victoria W.
It is an amazing place to get your teeth perfectly fixed. The people at the place are all nice and give off friendly vibes.
Asiyah Bynum
Front desk customer service was very nice. The doctor carefully analyzed the condition of my teeth and let me know whether my teeth are healthy or not. The doctor was very gentle and careful when he treated my teeth. Moreover, every staff member patiently answered my questions, and everyone was very friendly. All in all I love Image Orthodontics.
Yongqi Huang
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.
Image Orthodontics is amazing! Omar is the Manager, he made sure and thoroughly explained my dental care plan and payments. Making sure I understood and was okay with it. He also referred me to some good options for dental cleaning. (They don't have doctors that specializes in just cleanings, strictly orthodontics). Also got my braces put on quickly and gave me some goodies on the way out, im super excited to see the outcome on my smile! Also a plus for me is that it’s close to my house!! Definitely recommend for their efficiency!
andrea gaytan
Image orthodontics is a very good place to get your braces! Very nice personnel, Nora Cabral is the patient coordinator, very helpful and respectful!
Alma Almaraz
Evelyn Gomez
Leslye Arellano
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Mau Otukolo
Daneshea Montanocordoba
Shanae Washington
Daniela Rodriguez
Great office and friendly staff
Martya Flenaugh
Real nice and welcoming staff, from reception to dental assistants. Also the doctor here is really dedicated to his patients, and walks you through his process.
The staff at Image is so wonderful. They are kind, easy to work with, helpful, and always trying to do what is best for their patients!
Meghan Mosey
I didn’t want to get braces to begin with and everyone made me so comfortable they were all so polite accommodating and down to earth.I personally shopped around before settling with this clinic and what sold me honestly speaking, the doctor is a black man and I’m all for supporting.
nekole woods
Lachelle Lumpkin
Claudia Guzman
carlos ramos
I'm so glad that I went to my consultation. Very Professional and Very Resonable and Knowledgeable...I'm Satisfied 😁 now I can Start my treatment plan .. Dr Michael Simontacchi is gr8 👍
Marie Tavernier
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.