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

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Downtown San Francisco Orthodontist

Thank you for visiting Image Orthodontics Post Street 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 or Dr. Hong and our team.

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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. Christine Hong

Christine Hong, DMD, MS is a board-certified specialist in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. She is an active member and Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics. Dr. Hong is also a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and San Francisco Dental Society.

Dr. Hong completed her dental education Cum Laude from Harvard University, following which she pursued advanced training in orthodontics and an MS in Oral Biology at UCLA. Immediately following the completion of her residency, she became a faculty member at UCLA, where she was an Associate Professor and Predoctoral Orthodontic Program Director. Dr. Hong is currently Associate Professor and Graduate Orthodontics Program Director in the Division of Orthodontics at the University of San Francisco. She also holds Adjunct Associate Profession at Orthodontic Departments at three Korean universities, Yonsei University, Ajou University, and Kyung Hee University.

Dr. Hong is extensively involved in research and has published more than 90 articles and presentations in publications such as the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, Journal of Dental Research and American Association of Orthodontics. She has received numerous awards and research funding the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, Cleft Palate Foundation and National Institute of Health.

Dr. Hong’s practice philosophy is shaped by the most current research in the field of orthodontics, and she brings her dedication and passion for new knowledge and technology to her patient care. She has endless energy that she channels into making sure each patient receives a quality experience each time they step into the office, as well as customizing treatment plans to patient preferences with a focus on optimal oral function, esthetics and health. Dr. Hong is committed to producing a positive impact on the lives of children, teens and adults through orthodontics.

Dr. Hong lives in San Francisco with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with her family, riding horses and traveling. Dr. Hong volunteers for several organizations to support underserved youth, the homeless and global communities in need of health services, as well is involved in creating programs through education, rescue, and fostering for abandoned animals.

Services Available at Post St Location

Proudly serving the community of San Francisco, CA

Image Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice located in San Francisco, CA 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 Post St, 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 - Post Street in Union Square Today!

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Best orthodontic out there! The front desk lady Andrea has been extremely helpful and so has the rest of the staff, thank you!
Gavin Hanlin
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Hanibal Habte
Always a good visit with the team here. They’re informative and nice. And plus my teethe are looking great. Thanks team!
Yaojing Liow
The staff are very nice and welcoming.
Moe Kabyar
Johyun Nam
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Lily Alvarez
Excellent service, very friendly staff and explain everything in detail and are understood excellent, I would recommend it without hesitation
alicia bonilla
Definitely recommended. Finally got the smile I always wanted.
Tailin Zeng
Kristy Ta
Very kind and professional!
Robert Viray
Really appreciate the attention to detail from everyone at Image, and the focus on making sure you're super happy with your teeth and bite throughout the whole process. And, special kudos to the front desk – they've been super helpful, and worked with me to figure out the right plan and service. Wonderful!
Alexis Oakland
Norma Bacilio
Great, friendly staff.
Jorge Romero
I am a completely satisfied customer. I completed my Invisalign treatment a couple years back and continue to use nighttime retainers. The staff is wonderful whenever I need to get replacement retainers. I recently needed backup retainers for some overseas travel and the scheduling was full of ease and the staff I met on site or professional and very friendly. I highly recommend image orthodontics because they bring great smiles to the world
Ken Breniman
Sarah Dewing
viviana rozo
I needed a replacement retainer made, prior to a holiday weekend, when I was going to be traveling, and these folks shined in every way.My retainer was 10...
Carmen C.
Image Orthodontics is great! I've been coming here for some time now. They are always on time, prompt, and my teeth look amazing! Thank you to all the...
Queen B.
tiana baaby
Great orthodontist and great service!
Juan José de Anda Gutiérrez (juanjosedag)
Sue Z
Arriving to my first visit to the facility, it was easy to find parking was good because you can park in the union square parking structure located in the...
Hiul D.
Pleasant people who immediately reversed the charge for replacing a retainer when insurance wouldn't pay for it.
Clark Benham
Jaden Markpol
My treatment was a success. I’m happy with their service. Front people stuff are great!!!
Deysi Hernandez
Kai'Ree Howard
The best orthodontist in the city. I always leave this place with a big smile on my face. I recommend this orthodontist to anybody who needs tooth treatment.
Hanibal M.
Very nice staff. Was quickly seen. No wait time. Great work, smiling now more than ever. Thanks
Richard D.
Allan Urbina
Jenny Jap
Great service!
Ali Nazari
Tatiana Kogan
Louise T.
Armando Torres
Edward Angeldones
In the middle of my braces treatment, the staff are all very accommodating and nice!
Luna C
Always good service, haven’t had a bad experience yet. Staff is fantastic!
Yunetta Abram
Ankesh Agrawal
The people that work here are very kind and professional. They always made me feel welcomed and comfortable.
Robert V.
Great personalized customer service as always
Getting Invisalign for the first time and have been having a great experience. The consultation was thorough, making great progress, and the office is nice!
Bonnie J.
Great service
Marcelo S
Very professional and kind thus far.
Brandy Hubbard
Amazing experience here !
Denise Heredia
Good service
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David Wu
I absolutely loved our experience today. My son came in because he has been wanting braces for quite some tiem. The staff were so polite and welcoming. They offer an affordable ortho plan and I’m really happy with the service thus far! I highly recommend this place!
Isabel Luevano
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Sweety Homes
I'm really glad to go there, I got a high service.. Thank you so much.
Maram Target
Very professional but also comfortable at the same time . Looking forward to my next visit!
Avi Meron
Happy with the service, so far so good. This is my 8th week of treatment. I started 8 weeks ago.
S C.
Great staff, always on time. Service has been great. Would definitely recommend.
Ronan Garrec
Have been to many orthodontist over the years and thus far Dr. Kalika has given me a tremendous treatment with fast results! Highly recommend!
Alex A.
Good orthodontist, friendly service and great location! Appointments are usually in time too!
Juan José D.
Been coming here for a couple of years now. Staff is nice, and they are patient with my smile situation.
Martha B.
Kristine Reyes
vicky li
They are always friendly and professional.
Christopher White
Andrea Crespo
I have been in the dental industry now for over 25 years, clinically and professional sales. I’ve seen many dental practices and I can say without a doubt, that this is a top notch organization. This is why I chose to get my own aligner treatment here at Image Ortho.Everyone is so professional, knowledgeable and friendly. They do a great job! I highly recommend. I wouldn’t go anywhere else.
Traci Ewell
Nice staff great treatment very happy
eli gomez
I used Image Orthodontics to get braces in the last few months. I have had a very good experience here so far. They are very organized and staff is helpful.
Zoey M.
Fantastic and quick service. They were informative and helpful throughout my Invisalign process. The results were great!
Kevin Ortiz
Thanks so much for Josefina and Ella for the very fast and helping job! I came in from Miami, where i had with an emergency to take off an spring which had fell off and they were supper helpful and did and amazing job!!
Nikole Yurie
So happy with Image Orthodontics! They did amazing job on my teeth. Can't stop smiling
Rita K.
Natalie Kambak
Iris Chevez
Armando Cornejo
I did my orthodontics here as it has a pairing program with our company, turns out not only the price is reasonable, the staff are very kind and helpful as well.
Wonderful orthodontic care and dedicated clinicians who care about your smile!
Marvin Carlisle
Joshua Martinez
Otto Godinez
tuan nguyen
Dr. kalika designed a 1yr treatment for me and was able to explain the differences between different options clearly.
Alice Z.
David Hunt
Very professional people. I always feel like I’m in good hands here
Omar Guerrero
Parbati Dangol
Excelente atención estoy muy satisfecha y feliz con image orthodontics
Milagros Castaneda
Abdiel Delapaz
My son was a patient here and his treatment went smoothly. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
Wendy Dere
Tristan Lee
Lap Pham
Lito Banano
Image Orthodontics was able to correct my teeth without any surgery or tooth removal. A previous consultation suggested jaw surgery and I'm glad that I didn't have to go through that here. They were flexible in my treatment with a combination of braces and Invisalign even though my classification was in the most severe category (cross bite, crowding, you name it I had it). Now both my smile and bite are perfect!
Myles Guanzon
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Iuliia Kovbasiuk
I've had the best experience at Image Orthodontics!They're experts at what they do, they take good care of you and will always do what's best for you and your smile!The whole team is very professional and I am always looking forward to my next visit because it's such a pleasure! They make it fun, quick and easy and they will go out of their way to help you.When I was traveling and could not pick up my next set of trays, they sent them to me and I didn't lose any time making progress wit my Invisalign.Now I’m done with treatment and I’m sooo happy with the results!Thanks Dr. Kalika and the entire team! 🙂
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Norma Mendoza
Amazing front desk staff, super accommodating to any of my questions or concerns regarding appointments. Overall friendly staff.
Jaqueline Hernandez
I'm thanfull to Image orthodontic. I almost finish my treatment. I'm so happy👍
P.Y Matinez Villatoro
I got my braces today and all staff was very sweet and professional!
Olya Anufrieva
I am beyond thrill with how my teeth turned out. My teeth were crooked with many chipped tops. Nothing that wired braces and then top notch detail work count fix. Braces were never a burden and 19 months flew by fast. Dr. Kalika and his amazing team including Josephine, Sarah,..... took a great care of me. Definitely recommend.
Great communication and easy appointment setting. Staff is friendly and during COVID they kept the office running like a well oiled machine.
Sonia Guzman
Austin Kahn
Got invisalign here. Was told by some offices that I would have to at least partially get braces, but they were able to get my teeth fixed without braces for a reasonable price! The staff is lovely and setting up appointments are easy. Would definitely recommend!
Nikki Q
Good service
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Pinyao Guo
Diter Duarte
I really enjoyed getting my braces. There actually comfortable. ~ Ayana
Timothy Burleson
Nicole Rungsitiyakorn
Rita Khalfin
Dr. Kalika saved me from a general dentist’s mediocre Invisalign treatment. THANK YOU to the entire team for making me smile again!
Janice Placido
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Great customer service, flexibility and kindness!
Diana Filipov
Nee Nee Henderson
I love my teeth! Great and professional orthodontic treatment.
Nicole Martin
Very first appt was at the Pac Height location and the crew were very nice and really took their time when I was getting my braces the first time. Post St. Crew were also a delight when I first got my consultation. Would recommend Dr. Kaika to my friends and family.
Sharina Manalili
Iris Chevez
Claudia Colombany
Ursula Sedillo
Melody De Leon
Great experience!
Richelle Mathews
Dr Kalika is wonderful and his stuff are top notch. Been going to Image Orthodontics offices for a couple of years now. Braces, adjustments, retainers. And every visit has been smooth. Highly recommend!
Dr. kalika designed a 1yr treatment for me and was able to explain the differences between different options clearly.
Alice Zheng
Maria Joya
Friendly staff
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Beth Sparrow Linderborg
I enjoy being a patient of Image Orthodontics! 👻Everything is at the highest level and the stuff is very friendly!
Alina Salauyova
My daughter needed to get a scan and an X-ray of her teeth to continue treatment that was started in a different country. Since I am a dentist from Russia, I asked some of my colleagues from San Francisco to recommend an orthodontist. Dr. Yan Kalika was advised to us. We got help from Image Orthodontics. Dr. Kalika is great and very talented. He prescribed us TMJ treatment and explained the whole process. Overall, the staff is very friendly, everyone is so nice and enthusiastic! The office on Sacramento Street is very modern- interior and technology wise. From new 3D X-ray machines to disinfecting air conditioning (which is so important nowadays)! All details are very thought through. We felt very taken care of.
Anna Klepikova
Very quick service, get right to the point and friendly
Ambar Flores
Staff was incredibly friendly, and Doctor is very professional!
Crystal Marquez
My kids and I have been a member with Image for over 5 years. The service is excellent and we are always being greeted by the kind employees. I recommend Image Orthodontic to anyone who needs treatment. Keep up the good work! 🙂 ❤️
Lamia Zahi
Great experience and welcoming staff. Brenda did an outstanding job fielding all my questions and concerns. I’m excited to see my results at the end of this journey.
Fernando Franco
After 2 years on Invisalign, I finally was able to take off all the attachments. I’m really happy that I stuck with Image orthodontics, which was recommended by one of my colleagues in the first place. 2 years ago, I had two “big front teeth” that was extruding pretty badly, and for that reason I rarely smile, or show my teeth under most circumstances, especially when I’m taking a photo, because I would become very conscious of my front teeth.Now two years later, I can see a HUGE change in how my teeth look. I feel a lot more confident when I smile/laugh, I don’t have to awkwardly cover up my mouth with my hand so that people won’t see my teeth.The team is amazing, both doctor Yan and Todor are super knowledgeable and the staff are very professional and welcoming as well. Thank you Image orthodontics!
Donovan Wang
The staff are really helpful and genuinely care about the individuals needs. They always make sure to re-stock me with dental supplies. It has been 3 months and the process has been easy. My treatment is going really good I can already tell a difference in the alignment of my teeth. They also made it work financially and gave me a good discount.
nataly coreas
Doris Fendt
Maria Chiara Parisi
Nice people and great service!
Kristy Weng
Citlalli Aguilar
Great team amazing service!
Allier Ho
great treatment and super nice team!
Jason Schira
I’ve been with Image Orthodontist for 6 years. They are always professional and informative
Donny Jackson
Great place, great experience, great people. Come crooked leave straight.
Antonio Lopez
Excellent! they are very professional and provide great service.
Rebeca García
Had my braces done here but unfortunately lost my retainer and had to do a quick Invisalign treatment to get my results back and they were so great and had an affordable treatment plan for me. Staff is so great. I am a very happy customer!
Neda C
Above and beyond great service
Natalie Soto
Amazing ambiance! The employees are welcoming, and the office is clean! The receptionist are so helpful with any questions. Getting my treated started there was the absolute best. The doctor is also the best!
Nayely Limon
Doctor Stavrev is a best Doctor I have ever had in my life. Literally. He did an amazing job with my teeth. Every time I been very happy to go to my appt because he all the time make sure that my treatment is going to the right direction. He is one of these Doctors that really cares. That's most important reason why I decided him to do my treatment. He is funny, smart and very gentle. He explained me in detail every single step of my treatment and what should be my expectations from beginning to the end. I never had any discomfort with my teeth because him and his powerfull team do preventive things that stuff like that not happen. Huge reccomendation. His help is amazing also; Sarah, Germania and Stephania are very educated and all the time know how to make you feel comfortable on the chair, very kind and simply make you go with big smile out of the dental office. Front desk amazing as well, Monica and very important to mention Adriana, my treatment coordinator, very kind and communicative. Big thanks also to manager Josephine which always have big and beautiful smile any time I come there. She could run any place so easy with a lot success, that's obvious. Thank you so much everyone! Hope you have many patients which can actually see exactly what I'm talking about. Would recommend you to everyone!PS: I hope I being good patient as well! 😉
Denise Woo
Mar Roig Ripoll
Great doctor and wonderful assistants. They treat you like a person and not just someone else in line and take the time to explain everything and answer all of your questions.
Stephanie Carvajal
Dopest doctor and coolest working assistants they are just beyond!🙌🏽
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