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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.

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Dr. Hyun Park

Dr. Park grew up in San Francisco and obtained her Bachelor’s Degrees in Economics and Molecular and Cell Biology from UC Berkeley. After matriculation, she worked in a prestigious biotechnology company in East Bay for a few years prior to attending dental school. Dr. Park completed her dental degree at the UCLA School of Dentistry where she graduated with honors. She was invited back to UCLA Hospital Dentistry Program, where she delivered dentistry to medically compromised and head neck cancer patients. After realizing her true passion, she pursued Orthodontics Residency at UCLA, where she received a Master of Science in Oral Biology. Prior to joining Image Orthodontics, she worked in private practices in the Bay Area for the past ten years.

Dr. Park is well versed in all aspects of orthodontics and always keeps herself abreast of the latest orthodontic technologies. She is passionate about her work and strives to achieve the best possible treatment and experience for individual patients. In her spare time, Dr. Park enjoys swimming, hiking, gardening, and fuse glasses.

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® 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.

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

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.
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
Thank you for my treatment
Great place have nice employees
In May, I had my braces fitted at image orthodontics. The staff is always very nice and friendly to me. Especially when I have emergency issues, they always make time for me. I am writing on behalf to say thank you to all the staff at Image orthodontics for the treatment that I’ve been receiving this past months and for making my smile better everyday.Maria
I chose the IMAGE clinic with Dr. Kalika based on glowing reviews, and I have no regrets! Initially, I was skeptical that Invisalign alone could address my joint pain and properly align it. However, the doctor assured me that he would provide comprehensive treatment until we achieved the desired results. I wore Invisalign for a year, and it successfully straightened my teeth and corrected my bite. An additional six months were spent stabilizing my results. In the end, after a year and a half, I now have perfectly straight teeth, a correct bite, and no joint issues or pain. I am immensely grateful to Dr. Kalika and his entire staff for the excellent work they've done. Thank you so much!
Very good services and staff
The team is amazing and I am appreciative for for beautiful daughter's smile. I highly recommend this orthodontist clinic!
It was such a pleasure to be a patient at Image Orthodontics. It took me 2 years to fix a not-so-easy case, but the result is amazing. I want to thank Dr. Kalika and the entire team for their fantastic job and customer service over the 2 years. I highly recommend Image Orthodontics. Thank you again for your professionalism and great work!
It was such a pleasure to be a patient at Image Orthodontics. It took me 2 years to fix a not-so-easy case, but the result is amazing. I want to thank Dr. Kalika and the entire team for their fantastic job and customer service over the 2 years. I highly recommend Image Orthodontics. Thank you again for your professionalism and great work!
Great clinic!
I had braces here overall experience was ok.During the first months of my visits every experience with the reception staff was awful. Extremely unfriendly, unaccommodating and clearly didn’t want to be there. There are definitely some new ones so they’re making changes and improving there.At the end of my treatment I still have a visible gap, one of my teeth was pointing backwards and they didn’t event notice I had to point it out so they could adjust my retainer. Because they filed my teeth now one is longer due to the misadjustment they didn’t see.When my retainer broke they couldn’t just send a replacement, asked me if I had my molds still (why would a patient have those). Because I don’t they want me to come in for a new mold, what if my teeth already shifted? Seems like a broken process.Overall yes my teeth are better but this practice is not detail oriented and overall patient engagement mediocre at best.
I Love the service that this place provides and the people Are always helpful and kind.
I would fully recommend this orthodontist office they have good workers and they are really respectful. Once again I recommend this office.
I transferred to Image Orthodontics from another country, seeking orthodontic treatment. Dr. Yan Kalika, with his exceptional professionalism, took me under his care, aiming to complete my orthodontic treatment within just one year.I genuinely appreciate Dr. Yan Kalika's expertise and the way he handled my unique situation. Being a perfectionist who tends to overthink things, I had numerous requests and questions. However, Dr. Kalika and his team demonstrated remarkable patience and understanding throughout the process.The front desk team, comprised of Ashley, Tanya, Khrystyna, and Josie, consistently delivers outstanding service. They efficiently manage appointments and address inquiries over the phone promptly.I also want to acknowledge the entire team of assistants and other orthodontists who work tirelessly under the continuous guidance of Dr. Yan Kalika. I had the pleasure of interacting with Rana, Maricella, Sandra, Anthony, and Marina, and their dedication to their craft is evident.Brenda, serving as the project manager, initiated my journey with Image Orthodontics back in August 2022. Today, I walk confidently with a perfect smile, thanks to the meticulous work on my teeth. I'm committed to wearing my retainers responsibly to preserve this beautiful smile. I am profoundly grateful to Image Orthodontics for their exceptional care and expertise.I will continue to return if anything is needed for my teeth.
She was so nice and professional and always meets my needs .
Me encanto el servicio de ella con matícela me encanto su antencion i me gusta porque ella explica bien I habla español
Thank you so much to Josie and Tanya always great to be greeted with warm smiles y’all are amazing! 🙂 my last two visits I’ve worked with Maricela as well and I have been so grateful to have her she explains everything and makes me feel like I’m in good hands!
Khrystyna & Tanya are the best! If you search best service this is Image Orthodontist. I recommend this clinic to all of my friend.
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...