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Special Offer: Start Braces or Invisalign for $99/Month

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

Now also open Saturdays from 9:00am to 2:30pm at our Pacific Heights location.

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Pacific Heights Orthodontist

Thank you for visiting Image Orthodontics Pacific Heights 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. Kalika and our team.

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Image Orthodontics San Francisco Pacific Heights Tour

Join Dr. Yan Kalika as he takes you on a tour of Image Orthodontics at our San Francisco Pacific Heights location. Welcome!
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Dr. Yan Kalika

Yan Kalika, DMD, MS is a certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontics, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontics and the San Francisco Dental Society.

Dr. Kalika graduated with honors and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California at Berkeley in 1993, majoring in chemistry. While at Berkeley, he was in the Students Honor Society and Golden Key Honor Society.


He received his dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1998. In addition, he completed a fellowship in Washington D.C. in the field of dental health policy. While at Harvard, Dr. Kalika served as president of the American Student Dental Association where he received a national award of excellence. He was a lecturer at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health. He received honors in all clinical disciplines at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Soma Weiss Research Scholarship and an International Research Fellowship from Harvard Medical School.


Dr. Kalika completed his orthodontic training at the University of California at San Francisco where he received a specialty certificate in orthodontics and facial orthopedics and a master’s degree in oral biology. He is committed to providing quality orthodontic treatment while exceeding patients and parents’ expectations.


Dr. Kalika is a co-founder, board member and/or partner of several companies:

  • Diagnocat: An artificial intelligence company providing dentists with the cutting edge technology to finish their cases faster and provide a proper diagnosis
  • Therozone: A disinfectant company with an FDA approved product providing the highest level of sterilization
  • Breathometer: A medical device company
  • Rhinogram: A telemedicine company providing virtual consultations and tracking of orthodontic treatment
  • Revere Partners: An investment company that provides opportunities for investors and capital for cutting-edge innovations in the oral and systemic health sectors.


As one of the best San Francisco orthodontists, Dr. Kalika also treated the highest number of Invisalign patients of any orthodontists in San Francisco and the Bay Area as well as served as a consultant to Align Technology (the creator of Invisalign) when the company started. He is also international master in chess, which is the perfect kind of critical thinking you want in your orthodontist. Dr. Kalika will be able to find the shortest and quickest way to finish your orthodontic treatment with a beautiful and successful outcome.

Proudly serving the community of Pacific Heights

Image Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice located in the Pacific Heights neighborhood of San Francisco 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 Pacific Heights, 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®

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

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.

Call Us Today & Start Your Smile Journey

Contact our Friendly Staff at Image Orthodontics San Francisco - Pacific Heights Today!

We offer an accessible facility at our Image Orthodontics 490 Post Street, Suite 1124, San Francisco location, and provide accessible transit through Lyft and other transportation network companies to this location. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you! -- The Image Orthodontics Team

amazing , thank you for getting me in and out with being kind and patient with me . Great customer service Maricela.
I started with Image Orthodontics about a year and 2 months ago, they have been amazing to work with along this journey. They are always open to questions and seek to be as helpful as possible.I had gone for two separate opinions that mentioned the need for jaw surgery, prior to being referred to Image Orthodontics by a close friend. I'm one year and 2 months in, and can gladly say I'm seeing the finish line.I highly, highly recommend Image Orthodontics!
Dr Yan Kalika is an orthodontic tech genius. His office is a monument to the latest and greatest in technology. I’ve been a patient now twice - 20years apart (never wore my retainer) so I’ve seen the office keep up with the times.What you’re getting by being a patient in this office is a guarantee that you will be offered the most advanced choices along with the tried and true. The new Invisalign alternative is crystal clear and hardly noticeable. It was a breeze to get fitted and then work through the various stages of orthodonture.The entire office is always friendly and willing to assist when issues arise. The staff is amazing and extremely knowledgable.Dr Kalika, you’re an amazing ally to have for dental issues. Thanks for treating me and my son!-Jonathan
Great orthodontist office! Accidentally showed up for an appointment that I myself rescheduled to pick up my new set of InvisiLine aligners. Turned out that my aligners had been delivered the day before. So instead of turning me away and making me wait for my scheduled appointment that is still a few weeks away, they were able to fit me in so I could pick up my new set of aligners early.
The best service in the Bay Area and I guess in the US. Special respect to Kristina at the reception! Totally recommend!
Great service!
Excellent service and friendly staff. I recommend to anyone interested in orthodontic care. Very satisfied with my results.
I love the Dr. Yan Kalika he is a exceptional orthodontist. He was able to give the smile I wanted, very attentive to his patients.
The staff is very kind especially Anthony T. He was super helpful and answered all my questions I had about my Invisalign treatment. He said my treatment may take an eternity. I will definitely be recommending this place to my friends in the future!
The service was perfect. Everyone was kind and friendly. Highly recommended!
I had a great experience at Image Orthodontics. The staff was incredible friendly, making me feel comfortable and welcomed. The place has a nice and cozy feel (which is quite rare in clinics), which made my visit enjoyable. I highly recommend this clinic for its excellent service and inviting atmosphere 🙂
I was charmed by the friendly atmosphere of the clinic. Nice, sincere smiles at the reception, high professionalism of the medical staff and an unexpectedly reasonable price for treatment with bonuses. I highly recommend this clinic
They really helped me calm down because I was kinda worried, and they were Gentail and nice
I’ve recently undergone my treatment at Image Orthodontics and my experience was wonderful from the first consultation to the final result.I had a large gap between my front teeth and severe overbite. Dr. Kalika took time to explain all the steps and timeline for my treatment. He clearly explained why traditional metal braces would work better in my case. As for my overbite, I was 41 yo at the time I started wearing braces, but after treatment my overbite has been significantly improved. They took off my braces recently and I noticed a remarkable improvement in how my teeth look.I feel great, my smile is healthier and more attractive.The atmosphere at the office is warm and welcoming. I had to reschedule several times and they’ve always been ready to try to find a time for you even though they are very busy.I would strongly recommend Dr. Kalika and the whole team.
I just finished my ortho treatment today at Image Orthodontics!!! It’s been a long journey with some challenges but Dr. Yan Karina and his talented crew did an excellent job!!! Administrative assistants Tatyana and Kristina are very helpful and flexible when it comes to reschedule the appointment or take patients for any emergency requests! I’m satisfied with the result and HIGHLY recommend this clinic! Thank you very much!!!❤️❤️❤️😬😬😬😬😬😬
Great place! Professional team! Welcoming and helpful staff! Highly recommended!
Thank you Josephine
I transferred my braces treatment to this office. The office staff was very friendly however, the day I had my initial appointment the dental assistant who put my brackets on was not friendly at all. I can tell she did not want to do me. She was very short with me then sent me to the bathroom to brush my teeth and rinse. I asked her for a cup she replied their in the bathroom, I told her that there was no cups in the bathroom. Most places give you a big kit and special toothbrush and I asked her she was so rude and was like no we don’t do that. Then I was told I would get a 300 gift card when I asked about it basically got the run around . The Dr was very nice and professional and the x- ray tech was very down to earth .
Sarah was super nice and was really welcoming throughout my whole appointment.
Very comprehensive skill and technology driven solutions. Ben, Monica, and Dr Kalika @ Pacific Heights San Francisco quickly got me an appt within one day and assessed how to best improve my bite and extend life of teeth! Great Team and fantastic facilities.
Thank you for the wonderful service and kind staff. I am glad with my choice of this office. 🙂
Очень нравится сотрудничество с этой клиникой! Оооочень приветливые, добрые и благожелательные сотрудницы Татьяна и Кристина, которые всегда заботятся о нас 🙂
Thoroughly appreciate technicians Rana and Michelle - thank you for your careful attention and consideration!
Image Orthodontics is amazing and so is Maricela!
Amazing team!! I getting braces for the first time as an adult was a scary and they made me feel as comfortable as having braces can feel.
Me & my girlfriend came across this in social media and thought it was a scam but it WASNT!! Not only are they affordable but they are very nice, welcoming...
Great team and friendly staff. Overall great experience with my treatment of invisalign and staff!
I definitely recommend coming here for your ortho needs, Taiz at the front desk is a lot of help and Sergio in the back is a great assistant
I've been at teatment for about a year now and I can definitely say i'm very happy with all the staff and Dr. Walko. Taiz in front is very helpul and Sergio in the back is very gentle in his work and does his job as an assistant.
Great service
Great team!! Friendly environment!! Definitely recommend! Would come here again if needed to be!
Thank you for my treatment
Great place have nice employees
I would fully recommend this orthodontist office they have good workers and they are really respectful. Once again I recommend this office.
Im having a good experience with them this place is replay clean and they do a really good job, im really like to come to my appointments because they also...
I recently began my orthodontic treatment with Image Orthodontics for Invisalign, and I'm extremely satisfied with the care I've received. Dr. Yan Kalika...
I just got my first trays for Invisalign this week! Sandra was amazing and thoroughly explained everything I needed to know. She was friendly and made the...
I'm currently in the midst of my orthodontic treatment, and I must say that my experience with this office has been quite positive so far. The staff is...
I had a fantastic experience with a Image Orthodontics recently. Sandra helped me and she was wonderful. I made a last-minute appointment and she was able...
Maricela and Sandra to the rescue!After three months of failed treatment with ClearCorrect and another three failed months of inadequate number of...
I went to Pacific High office, and Maricela Chicas was courteous friendly and professional. She took the time to do a great job. She's the best . SV
In case you didn't know it, Dr. Kalika was a consultant for the makers of Invisalign. He's the man a Harvard man no less! He is one of the most caring and...
My daughter has been going to Image for a couple of years and have been very happy with this practice. They helped to make the decision very easy to proceed...
Highly recommend this place for all your orthodontic care needs! Dr Kalika and Sandra have always been patient with all my inquiries and treat me with great...
My first week with ClearCorrect aligners and it's definitely more challenging than I expected but I'm happy I chose Image Orthodontics - everyone in the...
Rana Cimen and Dr.Kalika have provided excellent care for my orthodontic treatment. Front desk folks are also prompt to schedule care visits if needed.
Image orthodontics doctor I went to for braces treatment introduced me to Rana Cimen. He explained my braces process in an understandable and humble way....
Image Orthodontics helped fix my teeth. Really enjoy their staff and office! They are always very helpful.
Definitely would recommend this place to anyone. Dr. Yan Kalika is knowledgeable and gave tips to me during consultation that went beyond the scope of the...
Image Orthodontist is very pretty good because their staff is super nice and welcoming so if your in San Francisco go here.
This review is from my wife: I finished my braces treatment. This has been a great experience with Dr. Kalika and his wonderful staff. Everyone has been...
Excellent, love it, thanks! Will come again! Best orthodontist in town for sure in San Francisco
Best dentist I have ever had and really appreciate his excellent customer service. Made my smile healthy and perfect.
This is an amazing orthodontist. Dr. Yan Kalika is literally the best in the business. My 13 year old has some serious jaw issues and he was able to resolve...
Dr. Kalika and his team fixed my crooked teeth and I cannot be happier.But I actually feel grateful not only for my new smile but also for a wonderful...
Amazing service! Very happy with the results and staff were all nice. Definitely recommend coming here
Image Orthodontics is awesome! I had to pause my orthodontics during the pandemic and they were able to reopen my case in 2022 with no problems whatsoever!...
Just completed my Invisalign treatment - Dr Kalika and the team were incredible and helped me get a perfect smile. The process was seamless - can't...
Timely, courteous and knowledgeable! Super clean, modern cool spot! Friendly staff and helpful. AMAZING! Excited to get my new SMILE ON
As a former patient, I wanted to update to say how happy I am with the experience I had at Image Orthodontics. Dr. Kalika and his team were so professional...
My twins received the best care from Image. The orthodontists, techs, front desk and back office staff are all top notch. They run on time and helped us...
Image orthodontics did the unimaginable with my teeth. Many orthodontists recommended crazy procedures like breaking my jaw and removing teeth but image...
So impressed with the staff and Dr. Tan! Really nice and clean office with updated equipment and technology. Excited to start my alignment journey and...
Great experience! They were very friendly and helpful during the whole process. I felt like my teeth were in very good hands and got great results.
Great dental techs Poor time managementPatient lobby gets full because people are waiting up to an hour to finally be seen by the orthodontist.Unless you...
I was coming from a really bad experience from a different dentist. My Invisalign treatment was a disaster, the bite wasn't correct and was causing me bad...
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