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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.

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

Image Orthodontics - Pacific Heights
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This will be my second time getting treatment and I couldn’t be happier to be a repeat offender of not wearing my retainer. Sandy is as pleasant as I recall, this time she is helping my son as well and she is alway so help with tips and reminders for my son if he wants his teeth straight by senior year. Thanks Sandy for your patience and attention to detail.
Dr. Kalika is amazing and absolutely the master of orthodontics who doesn’t shy away from difficult cases, for which he finds creative and innovative solutions. I had a complicated case with him as an adult after having unsuccessful orthodontic treatments as a teen, which he tackled as a total pro. I then brought both of my kids to Dr. Kalika for their orthodontic needs and we couldn't have been happier. Plus, his office is a total state of the art and his staff is very kind, helpful, and welcoming.
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Sandra was a real help and made the experience excellent
Excellent specialists. Special thanks to Tatyana at the reception, she is very attentive and always helps with everything. Thank you!
The clinic is so nice, bright and clean. The staff were absolutely friendly with me, frontdescs tried to help with the best time slot for next appoitmnet and everyone always smile!
The dental assistant was so sweet and helpful! I really recommend this office.
this place is amazing!!!! Mari did such a good job on my braces, I’m so impressed this place is so good . Definitely go here
I really liked Image Orthodontics: convenient location, cool team. Tatyana, Josephine and Kristina at the reception are very attentive and polite. I'm sure I'm in good hands!😊🙏
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+ 5 I wanna put 10 because Mari gave me the best experience for my first time getting braces since I thought it would be scary but it wasn't and it didn't...
Great establishment, everyone is very kind, welcoming, and helpful. I've been going here for roughly 5 years and I've had a great experience, I would...
Maricela, Rojohn and Josie are awesome! Dr.Kalika and his team always make me feel like my kids are in good hands.
My family loves going here, and they have amazing service!
Month 7 of my 18 month treatment with Dr Kalika. So far, I love the staff, the receptionists are super kind, and the dentists are very professional. I was recommended a metal braces treatment over Invisilgn, which I initially regretted but now feel happy about. I was also given a small one time discount as my insurance did not cover the treatment. Overall, I am quite happy with the treatment. Can’t wait to get my 10/10 smile in 2025.
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Maricela was so helpful and attentive!
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This team is incredible! The front desk is always looking for ways to help out their clients. Christina and Josephine are very responsive and never fail to reach out or go out of their way to get you the answers you need. All the orthodontists handle with extreme knowledge and care. Everyone at the office is always in a great mood which helps keep the office energy high and inviting.
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the care is great, the doctors help me understand the process of fixing my teeth. I would recommend others to go here for some excellent dental services.
Sandy was such a good doctor for starting my clear liners and made the experience an easy and quick part of my day.
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I had an excellent experience with Maricela. She replaced my old broken permanent retainer with a new one. She's knowledgeable and so sweet. She took good...
Dr Kalika and team are really friendly and professional and I have had awesome experience and enjoy to take treatment with them. Highly recommend this excellent place to take orthodontic care!
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Excelente servicio
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10/10. This place is amazing all around- it's clean, staff is friendly, thorough, and helpful. SANDRA is amazing! I came in for an 8:30AM appointment, and...
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Always awesome service!
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I had my braces put on today by Marina and she made sure I was comfortable and honestly, it was so quick. She made sure to check on me, if I needed suction or was in pain. Sandy was also great! She helped remove my attachments from a previous invisalign treatment. I was mentally prepared for it to take way longer. The doctors and staff here answered all of my last minute questions and made me confident that I went to the right place. I highly recommend this office, staff, and Dr. Kalika.
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I have been treated for a difficult dental case by Dr. Kalika and the IMAGE team. I highly recommend them for any of your orthodontic work. They are very professional and friendly, smily and accommodating.
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Big shout out to Ben for being so patient with me when taking my X-rays and pictures. I was clueless on where to stand and placement but he made it a...
Very thankful to Doctor Kalika for providing the best treatment possible! Very happy with the results after 1 year wearing Invisalign. Very clean and welcoming office, Marina and Cat are always polite and helpful. Would definitely recommend this place!
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Very well recommended 👍Today, my son was seen by Dr. Tran and ErnestoThey are both nice and knowledgeable in explaining to us the treatment plan 👍 kudos to everyone in Image Orthodontist!Also to Leticia and Nolan and all the staff 👍
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I highly recommend Image Orthodontics and their team! The entire staff is friendly and accommodating, making each visit a pleasant experience. Thank you for...
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I just wanted to give a big shoutout to Maricela for taking such great care of me during my last 2-3 permanent retainer appointments. I needed to have it...
Anthony, Maricela, Rana, and Rojohn were all super welcoming! Highly recommend this office!
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I am loving the way my teeth are coming out. Thank you so much. 😊
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I have recently came in for a visit to Image Orthodontics and they recommended me Clear Correct for a slight adjustment. I had the pleasure of Marina herself assisting me and I couldn’t be more happier with her work! She did an amazing job and reassured I’m in good hands by assisting all my needs and answering any questions I had. I would highly recommend a visit to the Image Orthodontics office.
Response from the owner: We appreciate the feedback. At Image Orthodontics we strive to provide the highest quality and compassionate care, and it is always validating to hear that we are able to achieve this.
Kudos to the front desk team at Image Orthodontics for their professionalism and clear guidance. Thanks for your expertise and patient-centered approach.
Response from the owner: Thank you for your recent review. Our entire team is dedicated to providing the best experience possible. We are happy to hear we met your expectations.
Very friendly; very professional excellence in service Maricela is amazing girl very professional
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amazing customer service, well sweet and nice. love it here
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I recently had a dentist appointment here with Maricela and when I tell you she did the most amazing job I mean it. She's incredibly skilled and friendly. She's got a gentle touch and makes sure you're comfortable throughout your visit. She's the best. I highly highly highly recommend her!
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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!
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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
Response from the owner: We appreciate the feedback. At Image Orthodontics we strive to provide the highest quality and compassionate care, and it is always validating to hear that we are able to achieve this.
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.
Response from the owner: We appreciate the feedback. At Image Orthodontics we strive to provide the highest quality and compassionate care, and it is always validating to hear that we are able to achieve this.
Image Orthodontics has exceeded all my expectations! Dr. Kalika and his team are true experts in their field.
It's very clean and everyone is welcoming and very professional. Dr. Kalika and his staff are great with their patients. Two thumbs up.
Great services I had a fantastic experience with this orthodontist! The service was excellent, they paid great attention to detail, and the staff was...
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!
Great team!! Friendly environment!! Definitely recommend! Would come here again if needed to be!
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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