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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.

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.

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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.
10:26 19 May 22
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.
14:54 22 Apr 22
Very nice staff. Was quickly seen. No wait time. Great work, smiling now more than ever. Thanks
Richard D.
14:33 22 Apr 22
The people that work here are very kind and professional. They always made me feel welcomed and comfortable.
Robert V.
09:28 11 Mar 22
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.
10:01 17 Feb 22
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
00:34 21 Jan 22
I'm really glad to go there, I got a high service.. Thank you so much.
Maram Target
03:03 18 Dec 21
Happy with the service, so far so good. This is my 8th week of treatment. I started 8 weeks ago.
S C.
10:25 17 Dec 21
Great staff, always on time. Service has been great. Would definitely recommend.
Ronan Garrec
16:24 10 Dec 21
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.
12:01 10 Dec 21
Good orthodontist, friendly service and great location! Appointments are usually in time too!
Juan José D.
11:07 10 Dec 21
Been coming here for a couple of years now. Staff is nice, and they are patient with my smile situation.
01:59 04 Dec 21
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
18:58 22 Oct 21
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.
14:16 22 Oct 21
Fantastic and quick service. They were informative and helpful throughout my Invisalign process. The results were great!
Kevin Ortiz
23:21 01 Oct 21
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
21:08 24 Sep 21
So happy with Image Orthodontics! They did amazing job on my teeth. Can't stop smiling
Rita K.
11:09 24 Sep 21
Very professional but also comfortable at the same time . Looking forward to my next visit!
Avi Meron
16:01 15 Sep 21
Dr. kalika designed a 1yr treatment for me and was able to explain the differences between different options clearly.
Alice Z.
16:19 13 Aug 21