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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. 

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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!

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® 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 San Francisco - Pacific Heights Today!

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...
Danielle G.
14:44 28 Apr 22
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...
Liza B.
02:20 23 Apr 22
Amazing service! Very happy with the results and staff were all nice. Definitely recommend coming here
Natalia H.
16:29 06 Apr 22
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!...
Elizabeth V.
14:27 18 Mar 22
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...
Ari A.
08:59 16 Feb 22
Timely, courteous and knowledgeable! Super clean, modern cool spot! Friendly staff and helpful. AMAZING! Excited to get my new SMILE ON
Marilyn B.
10:41 08 Feb 22
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!
Kellley Worthman
02:13 28 Jan 22
Always Welcoming and ready to address all my concerns
Milka Pineda
21:59 27 Jan 22
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...
Abigail D.
14:36 28 Dec 21
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...
Quynh N.
13:57 04 Dec 21
Image orthodontics did the unimaginable with my teeth. Many orthodontists recommended crazy procedures like breaking my jaw and removing teeth but image...
Ashley U.
10:50 24 Nov 21
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...
Col D.
09:28 18 Nov 21
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.
Fabiana Toledo
20:08 16 Nov 21
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.
Marissa N.
14:35 04 Nov 21
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...
K T.
10:57 28 Oct 21
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
Ricardo Guzman
00:21 27 Oct 21
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!
Hector Guzman
22:36 26 Oct 21
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.
Fred Schwarcz
22:32 15 Oct 21
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...
Judit S.
15:07 18 Sep 21
Always Welcoming and ready to address all my concerns
Milka Pineda
15:41 26 Aug 21
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 had two rounds of braces with Image Orthodontics and both times were hassle free. The staff is always friendly, organized, and efficient!
23:45 22 Jul 21