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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. Amanda Cheng, DMD

Dr. Amanda Cheng obtained her Doctor of Medical Dentistry from the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and completed her specialty training in Orthodontics and Craniofacial Orthopedics at the University of Minnesota. In downtown San Francisco, she is one of four Board Certified Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Cheng’s exceptional skills allowed her to study under some of the world’s best orthodontists at both Harvard and the Mayo Clinic. She is passionate about global health and has worked with the Pediatric AIDS Treatment Support (PATS) Project to provide dental care in Anhui China for HIV positive children.

Dr. Cheng loves to help busy people achieve amazing smiles, on their time. By leveraging the most advanced orthodontic technologies, she is able to accelerate individual treatments for the best results in a fraction of the time. Dr. Cheng focuses on clinical excellence to create a custom plans for each patient to work with their individual needs and schedule. Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family and cooking up delicious meals for them. Dr. Cheng also loves painting, photography and scuba diving in exotic locations.

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!

Great experience for both of two kids!
Great experience. I’ve been going here for years and it makes going to the dentist exciting.
While the medical team is professional the front receptionists are busy interacting with each other and rather dismissive, not impressed. The front staff seem annoyed by checking in patients. Working with the general public has challenges but if you don't want to be a receptionist find another career choice. Being nice costs nothing and makes a lasting impression.
Very much thankful to doctor Kalika and his staff for the excellent service they provided for me and my two children.
Dr. Kalika and Dr. Rana were great and made me feel good about the procedure. Brenda was nice and friendly! Front office members were nice and kind! Thanks you all for the great experience.
To Sum Up Everything In One Word Excellent Ortho if I could give a 100 stars 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 I would
Great office staff. Friendly service. You won’t regret it!!
They are very helpful here and also patient with there patient, I’m very glad me and my family have choose to come here , they are always helpful and very family friendly here , I would definitely be telling people to come here for orthodontist or for general.
Dr. Kalika is amazing! He is very thorough, and kind. The office is perfectly located, pretty and very clean. Image Orthodontics has taken the anxiety away from my daughter when it comes to appointments and her braces. Great overall experience, highly recommend!
I was always treated with the upmost respect and kindness at every visit. All the staff are so amazing. They took the best care of me. For once in my life, I’m able to be confident in my smile. Thank you all!
Great office, efficient, one time and the Dr was fabulous!
Dr. Yan is the best. He is the best orthodontist and we love seeing him!
Professional service at the highest level
Dr. Kalika and team are simply the best orthodontist experience in San Francisco!
I started treatment with Dr. Kalika since the late 90s and now I have my kids in treatment too. Dr. Kalika and his staff provide a world class experience to the patients. His humbleness, dedication and expertise makes the experience of getting braces so easy. I am happy to recommend Image Orthodontics and if I could I would rate Image Orthodontics ten stars instead of five.
Overall good 👍
Staff is incredible, very attentive, friendly, professional and Dr. Kalika is the best. The office is very clean and modern. Image orthodontics has taken great care of me throughout my dental needs. I have recommended many of my family and friends to Image orthodontics for all their dental needs with no complaints.THE BEST
I am fortunate enough to have had orthodontic work done by Dr. Kalika. He was attentive, knowledgeable, patient and understanding. Answered any questions I had and worked with me to make sure I was satisfied with the results. During COVID, Dr. Kalika and his staff were extremely accommodating with me, specially after I left San Francisco for NYC. If you follow all instructions and partner with Dr. Kalika, you will not regret being a patient of this very professional and friendly practice.
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...
I had braces for almost a year and yesterday I got them off 2 months earlier! Dr. Kalika and his team are amazing! I can’t stop smiling now 😊
Dr. Kalika and his staff are amazing!! They have been such a great part of my experience when I had braces years ago and SureSmile recently. His staff are all so nice and he is the best. Thank you!
Amazing service! Very happy with the results and staff were all nice. Definitely recommend coming here
Friendly staff and so far I am having great results!
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!...
Always welcoming and ready to address all my concerns
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
Great service and wonderfull staff.
I had the most amazing experience under Dr. Kalika’s care. His staff is always friendly and I always felt confident with every step that I was one step closer to getting the perfect smile. I’m so grateful for Image Orthodontics!
Great experience. Staff is very attentive and professional. My orthodontist is great. Always let’s me know what’s going on. Always on time. I do recommend coming here!
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Awesome service and overall experience!
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...
Just got my braces off!! Friendly people and amazing service!! Thank you!
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...
Dr. Yan Kalika is a competent and friendly orthodontist . Me and my son have been his patient for many years. He has done a great job fixing our teeth. I highly recommend him and his staff.
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 rate it 5 stars out of 5, they are always straight forward with what they are going to do in your mouth, they are also friendly. They always try to also make sure that you are fine and thats is not hurting you
Amazing staff, 1 of the best doctors in the Bay Area so proud to be taken care of by this team of professionals. I have my son who is a client and then I am now also under their care for my ortho needs. If you are looking for Invisalign or regular Braces this is the place to go to San Francisco!
Great staff! Very helpful!
Image Orthodontics is a top notch place. I was referred by a friend who had several of his children treated here. We had been evaluating another orthodontist and wanted to just feel out another option and opinion.From the moment we walked in we were delighted by the facilities and the staff. But what really made all the difference was Dr. Kalika. He is an absolute pro who exudes confidence and expertise.Not only was I sure I wanted to choose Image Orthodontics, but my son said as soon as we walked out the door that he did too.Good luck - you can’t make a bad choice here.
Best experience I could have asked for. Great staff and great service!
Hola Yo recomiendo a este lugar porque mi hija le hicieron un excelente trabajo tenía sus dientes checo no podía sonreír porque le daba pena y después del trabajo que hicieron y sonríe feliz se le ve su dentadura muy bien
Mis dientes eran bien chuecos y me los dejaron excelente. Definitivamente recomiendo este lugar.🤩⭐️.
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...
4 out 4 members of my family are patients. They are Awesome. They are definitely a 5 out of 5
Marícela is super nice! Really recommend Image Orthodontics!
Image Orthodontics has been lovely and flexible in handling my orthodentia! They've been fair and upfront with me about their prices, and how the process of invisiline works. I would recommend them for dental work!
I’ve had an amazing experience at image orthodontics! Love Dr. Kalika and everyone else who works there!
I had two rounds of braces with Image Orthodontics and both times were hassle free. The staff is always friendly, organized, and efficient!
They have an excellent team and the customer service is great. Totally recommend it
I prefer the Pacific Heights location compared to their Westborough one. Don't get me wrong, both places have great employees, but Josie and Dr.Kalika are great people and I just love their new office! The staff is so warm and great to talk to. I would definitely recommend going to this office and experiencing their service first hand.
Dr.Kalika is the best. All employees are very professional. Office is modern. They do absolutely great job. Thanks to Dr. Kalika our granddaughter looks very beautiful. Highly recommend to all.
I’ve been going to the place for the last 3 years (braces and roteiner). The workers/doctors there are always so nice.
Had a great experience with Dr. Yan Kalika and his whole team. They provided an exceptional and quick service for both my daughter and myself. Dr. Yan Kalika went far and beyond, was very attentive to our needs, and at some point had to coordinate my treatment remotely because I leave in a different state. I am looking forward to coming back to the new state-of-the-art office and friendly, professional and knowledgeable team.
Dr.Kalika and his team are so nice & professional. The new location has a real state-of-the-art equipment, very clean and everyone make sure that we are safe and happy during the visit.
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