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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.
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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.

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.

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Great place to do your Invisalign! Friendly folks and attentive service.
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Just started care with Image Orthodontics and it's been great so far! Their office is clean and updated, and it's a short walk from Powell station. They...
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Highly recommend Image. Professional, knowledgeable, and friendly employees/ doctors.
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This past Friday, October 28th, was the worst experience I had with imagine orthodontist sine I fist started going there. I don’t know where they got this new Doctor from, but she was very unprofessional, rude and more. I will definitely be calling in on Monday, to complain.
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Michelle was fantastic! My daughter is usually very nervous at the dentist but Michelle helped her relax. She was very fun and engaging. She didn’t feel a thing.Highly recommend!
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I only had a diagnosis. Very nice and friendly staff and excellent service
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Just finished my treatment plan. The service by the employees are second to none. They were super intentional about making sure my teeth were done right. I...
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Love it everybody was very polite I definitely will go back there again
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I'm done with my Invisalign trays today! So happy with my teeth. Thanks Image Ortho. Highly recommended!
Michael S.
I have been going to Image Orthodontist for almost 2 years and the service is really great. From the very first appointment they made sure to prioritize my safety ( emotional, and health wise).
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Good patient care, and very modern looking equipment. Place is clean, staff is attentive. Happy with Invisalign treatment.
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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!
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Always a good visit with the team here. They’re informative and nice. And plus my teethe are looking great. Thanks team!
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The staff are very nice and welcoming.
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Excellent service, very friendly staff and explain everything in detail and are understood excellent, I would recommend it without hesitation
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Definitely recommended. Finally got the smile I always wanted.
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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!
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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
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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...
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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...
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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.
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Jaden Markpol
My treatment was a success. I’m happy with their service. Front people stuff are great!!!
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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
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Great service!
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In the middle of my braces treatment, the staff are all very accommodating and nice!
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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!
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Great service
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Very professional and kind thus far.
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Amazing experience here !
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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!
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I'm really glad to go there, I got a high service.. Thank you so much.
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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.
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They are always friendly and professional.
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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
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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
So happy with Image Orthodontics! They did amazing job on my teeth. Can't stop smiling
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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!
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Dr. kalika designed a 1yr treatment for me and was able to explain the differences between different options clearly.
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Very professional people. I always feel like I’m in good hands here
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Excelente atención estoy muy satisfecha y feliz con image orthodontics
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Abdiel Delapaz
My son was a patient here and his treatment went smoothly. Staff is friendly and knowledgeable.
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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!
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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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