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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!

We are an accessible facility and provide accessible transit through Lyft and other transportation network companies to our office. Please let us know if you have any questions. Thank you! -- The Image Orthodontics Team

Just got Invisalign today! I’m super excited and Sarah was great, she was very sweet and explained everything throughly 🙂
Alondra Godinez
My time with the Post staff is always great! Dr. Lee always takes her time and makes sure I am comfortable with my treatment. Sandra is always kind and informative always patient!The front office staff Ana and Ashley are always wonderful and attentive!Marina, Sarah, Ben, Catherine, Brenda, Rojohn, Maricela and Rana always greet me and makeMe feel at home.Great job Post Team
Ashley Johnson
100 stars for Sandra!! I transferred from Oakland location to Post street and wow!!! Super good service. Everybody is nice especially Sandra!!! Very kind and compassionate! She was always asking very nicely when she giving directions. She deserves lots of iced coffees she loves and cakes!!!! Thank you so very much for making me feel comfortable and welcomed!!!
Mary Jane Haney
My time with the Post staff is always great! Dr. Lee always takes her time and makes sure I am comfortable with my treatment. Sandra is always kind and...
C J.
100 stars for Sandra!! I transferred from Oakland location to Post street and wow!!! Super good service. Everybody is nice especially Sandra!!! Very kind...
Mj H.
I met with Sandra yesterday to receive my Invisaligns and my treatment plan for the next couple of months. Sandra was helpful and patient, answering my...
Andrew C.
Ultra happy with the way my teeth turned out after my braces were removed. Sarah is amazing and I appreciate her expertise and knowledge: Thank you so much Sarah!:D
Rod Navarrette
Went in and was seen by Mariela. She was so kind! And made the braces removal process so quick. Definitely recommend.
T P.
I always had good experience at this Image Orthodontics! The service provided was top-notch, and I want to give a special shout-out to the wonderful assistant, Sandra. Her kindness, sweetness, and attention to detail truly made a difference in my visit. Sandra took the time to carefully note down all the necessary details and communicated seamlessly with my orthodontist, ensuring that my treatment plan was executed perfectly. I'm truly grateful for Sandra's dedication to make me feel comfortable and well-cared.
Pan Pan
Sandra was a great dental professional. She saw me on 8/3 and provided excellent care and worked with me until we reached a desirable result! Thank you, Sandra!
Brandon Crain
We are a swiss family and tour arround california. Our older son has broken his braces. Ashley and Sarah were in the office and fix them up very quickly. They were so friendly and supportive to us. Now we can enjoy our holiday again and our son can better eat now. Thank you sososo much. We appreciate that very much. Best regards Kate, Chris, Colin & Robin
Katja Deiss
I want to thank Sandra and Dr. Kalika for their work and helping me achieve the desired outcome
Ussama N.
Sandra was kind, patient and made my experience so pleasant. Catherine was awesome as well. Overall, I’m excited to have picked an orthodontics with a staff such as this one!
kk t
Sandra is great. She is very friendly and explained every details to me.
yiyi zhong
Great service. Expedient and professional but also very friendly. It's my first time using Invisalign and it's been pain free
Alecness M.
Sandra was an extremely good professional. She was caring and precise while taking off my braces. She was also very patient with my tooth sensitivity and overall made this experience less stressful than I was expecting. So happy that I got to meet such a nice person and an amazing specialist!
Kimberlie Nadudvari
Went in today and Sandra was really helpful and kind. She answered any questions I had regarding my braces and I had a good experience.
David W.
Highly recommend the retainer replacement program! It's been super helpful since I grind my teeth at night and can easily replace the initial retainers I...
Paul T.
Working with Image orthodontics has been one of my best ortho experiences ever. Not only is the team extremely resourceful and results oriented (I'm super...
Myles S.
Tiana wants to give 5 stars for Sarah for great service. She is gentle, thoughtful, and ensures Tiana always has a positive experience.
Aaron Alvarez
Getting my braces with Image orthodontics was great. They are super nice and guide you through the entire process. Sandra was incredibly accomodating and helped me out when I needed it.
Juan Silva Fernandez-Morrell
I feel like I am always taken care of when I visit and @michelle this time and the lat was awesome..gentle and helpful 😊
seni aliu
Michelle was amazing
Sammy Rodriguez
Had a great start with Sandra and am now comfortably wearing my aligners. A LOT more comfortable than braces and seem easy to maintain. No parking anywhere...
Justin B.
Diego Godinez
My overall experience with Image Orthodontics has been pleasure. To add, Ashley from the front desk has been superb! Very accommodating and nice 😊♥️ Thank you!
Axl Rose Sauler
I was so nervous about my appointment. Josephine, Natalie, Ben, Ashley and the rest of the team were super helpful. Friendly service and had a great experience. Thank you so much!
Phoeun Moreno
I was so nervous about my appointment. Josephine, Natalie, Ben, Ashley and the rest of the team were super helpful. Friendly service and had a great...
Phoeun S.
Great service! Took my perspectives into account when creating my treatment plan.
Paul Tominez
Came here to start my Invisalign treatments and I would 10/10 recommend coming here! Team is super kind and thorough with answering all my questions and...
Kathryn S.
Image Orthodontics has been wonderful. Friendly staff and great treatment, and I’m noticing a great difference in my teeth! Definitely recommend!
Baber Siddiqui
Friendly staffs and great services!
Lap Pham
Yulee Newsome
Image orthodontics has been amazing. They were patient and kind in getting me through my treatment. I really enjoyed getting my teeth done here and they...
Emily P.
Excellent service, very friendly staff and explain everything in detail and are understood excellent, I would recommend it without hesitation
alicia bonilla
Both my husband and I received orthodontic treatments from Image Orthodontics. Dr Cheng and her team are super knowledgeable and attentive with all my...
Linh P.
Super friendly & competent staff. They know what they are doing and it's very reassuring. Would happily recommend to anyone with orthodontic needs.
Declan H.
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...
Danielle H.
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...
Charles M.
I'm done with my Invisalign trays today! So happy with my teeth. Thanks Image Ortho. Highly recommended!
Michael S.
Good patient care, and very modern looking equipment. Place is clean, staff is attentive. Happy with Invisalign treatment.
Clovis W.
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.
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.
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.
The people that work here are very kind and professional. They always made me feel welcomed and comfortable.
Robert V.
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.
Happy with the service, so far so good. This is my 8th week of treatment. I started 8 weeks ago.
S C.
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.
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.
So happy with Image Orthodontics! They did amazing job on my teeth. Can't stop smiling
Rita K.
Dr. kalika designed a 1yr treatment for me and was able to explain the differences between different options clearly.
Alice Z.