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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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Contact our Friendly Staff at Image Orthodontics Oakland

Excelente Servicio lo recomiendo 👍
Alfredo Martin
everyone here is so nice to me as a patient and everyone seems very experienced in their work. even new nurses, they do very well.
Irina Reyes
Great dentist
Jesus Gaytan
Gabriela is very nice and supportive she is a very good employee 😁
Alondra Chavez Sanchez
El doctor bien atento
Wendy Ramirez
Luis Guevara
kay kay every day
Gabriela me dio un excelente servicio. Gracias.
Erick Herrera
good care and very caring! good care for braces great office experience They put my braces on so good and it was fun for my first time putting on braces...
Kimberly C.
Did an amazing job on getting my teeth straightened. And thanks to Shelby and Katlin
Jasmin Rivera
Greta orthodontist, nice service, nice people work here. Very hard working people as well
Aylen Campechano Munoz
Everyone is super nice. Appreciate everyone
Eryvis Halphen
There always so helpful and kind!
athziri ruiz
Buen servicio!
Chrz 510
Went in for change of color bands and they had to add extra to my bite turbos. It was great! Thank you Shelby!!
Thank you so much, Dr S and Gabriela , for starting my treatment, nice and friendly people, ❤️😊
Frozan Anam
Karen Buendia
myriah gutierrez
Awesome office
Vale Lorenzo
Exellente servicio! Gracias Gabriela por tu paciencia y tu amabilidad!! Thanks for everything
Vicky A. C
Jose is so nice, funny and makes the appointment comforting.
Ashley Mendoza
Great place and they educate their patients. I was so scared my first appointment now I can’t wait to see them.
Macharria Holmes
Good service, awesome office
Jeremy flores
My cousin recommended me this ortho and I couldn’t have gone to a much better one. I didn’t have any problems with any of my appointments and everybody was so welcoming and kind.I’m very satisfied with my whole treatment! :))
Sofhia Fulgueras
Nos agrado la atencion q nos brindaron especial mente la señorita Gabriela Zavala es muy amable y con mucha paciencia al traducir y explicar 😊
Maribel Munguia
We loved the experience here at Image for our first time! Dr. Simontachi is awesome and our TC GABRIELA was super effective, fast and really went above and beyond for us! 10 out of 10 experience!!! Thank you Oakland Staff and Gabriela!
Fabiana Carrillo
the dr did a good job
Melanie Castro
Gabriela y el doctor son muy eficiente
Erica Toscano
Dawn Holmon
love my braces experience w Dr Simontacchi and his dental assistants, their all so sweet and professional! Shelby was the one who assisted me today and she...
Meena T.
Nice service, always willing to help!
Miriam Teresa Perez Pablo
Bradley Nelson
jessica alvarez
you do your job very well you are very kind
Daira Flores
Excellent service and Dr Simontacchi takes great care in treating both my kids.
Roxanna Martinez
Really nice place, and the Employees are very nice too would recommend coming here!
Xen Sc
Dr. Simmontacchi is the best!! He catered to my every need & tailored my dental plan perfectly for me. He has the best eye for creating a perfect & straight smile! And he gave me a parting gift🍾
Nice place good atettion .. recomend 💯 %
Misi Estrada
My experience here has always been a 10/10 they are very helpful and honest I I’ve been coming here for a while and have no regrets.
Arrianna Warren
Excelente servicio y ayuda humana
Patricia Castro
Muy profesionales y buena atención a los pacientes mi hija se sintió con confianza en su primer experiencia con brackets.
Noysi Rivera
Best place ever to go to! Really great service. Would recommend for anyone or any family willing to get braces or something.
Ale LiraGuti
Staff is so nice and patient!
Laura Chavez
super duper nice!!! would do again if my teeth were messed up😍🤘🤘
Emely Acosta
We have had a very good experience at the Oakland Edgewater office. The staff is great and answer all my kid’s questions about her care.My favorite is Nora in the office. She is friendly and knowledgeable. Nora has helped us with any issues we’ve had with patience and care. I always look forward to getting to talk to her. She is a huge reason we will be back for braces for the next kid.
jenna forder
My daughter is so excited! She was able to have her braces put on the same day as her consultation. The staff is great and friendly.
Kayla Merchant
Johanna Sanchez
They are so nice & helpeful . Definitely recommend this place !
Juliana Garcia
Great service from Nora and Esther!! Always welcoming and caring. Been going here for a few years for my Invisalign and I've always felt well taken care of....
Marya B.
There service is really good and they are so nice they attend us really well. The office is always clean. Whenever we need care for my child they are...
Ana Maria R.
Been going to Image for a few months now and I'm so glad I chose Image and Dr.Samontacchi. Getting my braces off next time and I can't wait to bite into a...
Sandra B.
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.
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.
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.
There service was great and so nice everyone made me feel welcomed
Yoselin M.
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.
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.