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

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Thank you for visiting Image Orthodontics Oakland 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. Simontacchi and our team.

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Dr. Michael Simontacchi-Gbologah

A native of the Bay area, Dr. Michael Simontacchi-Gbologah was raised in Alameda.

He attended Howard University in Washington D.C., where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, earning his Bachelors of Science in Chemistry, while serving as captain of Howard’s Division 1 soccer team.

In 2008, he earned his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania, School of Dental Medicine. He continued on at the University of Pennsylvania, serving as Chief Resident during his post-doctoral Orthodontic residency and received his Orthodontic specialty certificate in 2010.

In his spare time he enjoys spending time with family and friends, mountain biking, hiking, and being active. He is dedicated to his profession and passionate about working with his patients. His goal as a clinician is not only to create beautiful, functional and healthy smiles, but also to build mentorships with his patients and serve as a positive and uplifting voice in their lives.

Services Available at Oakland Location

Proudly serving the community of Oakland, CA

Image Orthodontics is a leading orthodontic practice located in Oakland, 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 Oakland, 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 Oakland

Jacky Castellanos
Dr.Simontacchi did his magic on my teeth and I can say I am BEYOND Satisfied. Great quality work 1000% of the time
Rey Zamora
awesome customer service, the dental assistant that helped me on my appointment was great she is really nice. I forgot her name but she is great. All of the...
Aldo C.
I’ve been bringing my daughter here for a few years and have always received great service they have great customer service
Marcell Jarvis
María B
Muy buen servicio con todo el personal lo recomiendo.
Belem Resendiz
Imani Shuttleworth
Great job!
Karina Bermudez
All of my experiences have been 5 star, highly recommend!
Ryan Cavanagh
Service is excellent, all workers are always on time and friendly. I will highly recommend. My son is happy to come here.
Ana Maria Rodriguez
Great customer service and nice workers and absolutely no wait at all.Also I was I happy that I was able to bring My child with me
Imani S.
Office staff is so helpful with scheduling. Omar is wonderful as well. Dr. Simontacchi is wonderful at explaining all the steps and the "why" that goes...
Heidi P.
Everyone at Image, is super friendly and helpful and very understanding. My brace journey just begun and I can feel a boost of confidence takes to them
Adriana P.
Love this office more than the one I was at before. All staff are really nice, and the doctors here seem to really care about getting your smile fixed.
Peter G.
Sheila Edwards
Awesome place great for braces my son loves the staff and is very comfortable with everyone and everyone is nice
Braylend Frazier
Telma Carrillo
They were so kind and knowledgeable. They answered all my questions about child orthodontics. Thank you so much
Victoria W.
It is an amazing place to get your teeth perfectly fixed. The people at the place are all nice and give off friendly vibes.
Asiyah Bynum
Front desk customer service was very nice. The doctor carefully analyzed the condition of my teeth and let me know whether my teeth are healthy or not. The doctor was very gentle and careful when he treated my teeth. Moreover, every staff member patiently answered my questions, and everyone was very friendly. All in all I love Image Orthodontics.
Yongqi Huang
leo is one of the best he hella funny and does a good job I think they should keep him forever #imageorthodontics
Christian M.
best place i ever been to for my braces! definitely recommend . everybody so nice here!!
Cassandra R.
Image Orthodontics is amazing! Omar is the Manager, he made sure and thoroughly explained my dental care plan and payments. Making sure I understood and was okay with it. He also referred me to some good options for dental cleaning. (They don't have doctors that specializes in just cleanings, strictly orthodontics). Also got my braces put on quickly and gave me some goodies on the way out, im super excited to see the outcome on my smile! Also a plus for me is that it’s close to my house!! Definitely recommend for their efficiency!
andrea gaytan
Image orthodontics is a very good place to get your braces! Very nice personnel, Nora Cabral is the patient coordinator, very helpful and respectful!
Alma Almaraz
Evelyn Gomez
Leslye Arellano
mulugeta berhane
Mau Otukolo
Daneshea Montanocordoba
Shanae Washington
Most wonderful and competent dentists work at this office
Sadri Madjlessi
Daniela Rodriguez
Great office and friendly staff
Martya Flenaugh
Real nice and welcoming staff, from reception to dental assistants. Also the doctor here is really dedicated to his patients, and walks you through his process.
The staff at Image is so wonderful. They are kind, easy to work with, helpful, and always trying to do what is best for their patients!
Meghan Mosey
I didn’t want to get braces to begin with and everyone made me so comfortable they were all so polite accommodating and down to earth.I personally shopped around before settling with this clinic and what sold me honestly speaking, the doctor is a black man and I’m all for supporting.
nekole woods
Lachelle Lumpkin
Claudia Guzman
carlos ramos
I'm so glad that I went to my consultation. Very Professional and Very Resonable and Knowledgeable...I'm Satisfied 😁 now I can Start my treatment plan .. Dr Michael Simontacchi is gr8 👍
Marie Tavernier
Dorothy Davis
Yessenia Morales
I love image Orthodontics, their staff is very friendly I also like the fact that they see her on time every time. I also like the fact that her braces were very affordable and they put me on a payment plan that was awesome low payment and I paid it off in no time thank you image Orthodontics I recommend them to everyone
Sheilacy Owens
Dillan Cooper
Staff is friendly and quick service
Ramon Cortes
Wonderful service, professional staff
Nicole Quadri
Namgyal Saldon
Celina Wong
Great job in straightening teeth, great customer service. What more can I ask for ?
Yovani Flores
Very friendly staff, office is vibrant and they work well with children. Staff is supportive and guide you through the process and keep you well informed.
Angela Allerdyce
This place has a really great staff! From the checkin to treatment, everyone is always professional and willing to help! The Orthodontist is...
Victor M.
Nora in the office is fantastic. We transferred from the Walnut Creek office, and have been satisfied with our services there. Everyone is friendly and...
Tei G.
This business has great customer service , fabulous dentist . A great place for braces prices are fabulous. I highly recommend them. 2 thumbs up
Monique H.
Martha Bradford
They are so fantastic.Thank you so much. 🙏🙏❤️❤️
kunchalee pumkajohn
I’ve never needed orthodontic care until now, as an adult- this is my first experience working with an orthodontic clinic, and I feel so lucky that I landed here! Everyone, from the front desk, to the technicians and assistants to the doctor is incredibly nice and very helpful and I feel very much cared for as a patient. I’ve felt comfortable asking my many many questions about insurance- I’ll bet they take lots of others, but for sure at the time of writing this review, they take Delta Dental PPO, and DeltaCare USA HMO- the staff has always been patient with me in explaining the (often very confusing) insurance end of things. Highly recommend these folks!
Kimberly Muller
Super friendly. The entire staff makes you feel welcomed. From the second I stepped foot into the office I could not stop thinking how great it is. The atmosphere is warm and inviting. I appreciate the convenience and affordability and I am especially excited for the end result. Thank you Image Ortho.
Theresa Chavez
Elizabeth Lozano
It’s Aanai
After being treated here for over 2 years and finally getting my braces off I can finally say that it was a great expirience with the treatment.
Jimmy Gutierrez-Solorio
My visits are always pleasant and the staff are nice and very friendly and helpful. The office is very clean and sanitary
Latasha Thomas
Lina Va
Love their work fast and very informative through every step.
alajiah moore
Great customer service. Very friendly and professional staff members! Very detailed!
Khirah McCoy
Clean office, fair pricing, gentle dentist who kept my nervous kiddo calm. Feels very safe with their covid practices . Would recommend
Melissa G.
The staff is very professional , respectful and kind . Keep up the great job ladies .🙏🏽
Monique Harriel
I like the team, very good staff, great atmosphere, teamwork, and very good service.
John Robles
my teeth look great and everyone is always so nice and pleasant!!
Ebonique W.
Really nice people here. And they always work with me.
Paul Diop
abraham solomon
Dioselina Alvarado
Amazing and super friendly staff. They always accommodate to your needs. The work is amazing. Finally seeing results in my teeth. I also bring my 11 year old here and she’s super excited about getting her teeth fixed. I would highly recommended image orthodontics. I
Esther Villegas
LOVE this place place so much! Very pleasant and welcoming environment. The staff are all very knowledgeable and professional. Nora is amazing! The Dr. is...
Nancy L.
Muy buen servicio lo recomiendo
Marisol Gutierrez
alejandra castellanos
Amazing service by Nora the front desk receptionist she help me with all my questions and she’s bilingual
This place is amazing with great staff!
Adam Dong
Great staff
Margarita Arceo
Great office and staff
Salvador Cabral
Amazing place and the front receptionist Nora was extremely helpful and very nice she helped me with all my questions with a smile on her face.
Alexa garibay
Sylvia Davis
Zikih Nobles
Great customer service from Nora and staff definitely would recommend
Image Orthodontics has been a great team for us to work with in getting treatment. Thank you to all who work to support us to have smooth appointments.
Alexis Mulhauser
This place is very good to me and my son. They offer great payment pages and as a single mother I am currently available to afford braces for my son. Nora is the best ask for her when you call.
Shakira Moore
Nora is the best! She always takes care of us. We always seem to get in and out, and the covid protocols make it easier. Thanks Image!
Gena V.
Valarria Chappelle
Norman Dean
Sheena Lee
Isis Smith
Portia Randall
Great service, very helpful they answer all our questions. They are very professional, very clean office . Nora at the front desk is very friendly and...
Rosa O.
I love this place because when they do the experiment on my mouth or when they did my braces they was gentle and careful and I appreciate how much they care for others.
Sean Broxie
Myra Fernandez
The staff gives you a warm me a warm welcome feeling everytime and I also like the fact that they keep their facility clean at a high standard
Gina Barze
Juana Juarez
Blanca Ordonez
Angel Kittling
Ke- Ke
The Nicest Staff!
BB Baby
Super friendly staff! All are very helpful and nice
Natalie Dueñas
maria amador
Brittany Robertson
Araceli Ruiz
Camryn Burgess
Great place to get braces..they even accept hmo insurance. Friendly staffs and great doctor.
emi enila
Laura Barragan
Tiffany Sellers
Elena Rivas
Always friendly, very clean and taking all the precautions to keep patients safe. They were able to use my dental insurance to cover part of my treatment...
Shawna S.
wabi lemma
The Dr. Is so knowledgeable and helpful. The staff is on point.
Malaya Turpin
Delfina Osornio Gomez
Dental Assistant Celeste was awesome my 10yrs old daughter was so excited and special requests her to assist her in her next coming appointments.
glenda flores
Very good customer service.
Abraham Espinosa
Good service and nice people!
Andrea Castillo
I have been with this Orthrodontics since November 2020 and I have a good experience every appointment! Nora is a sweetheart and always willing to help you and has a great smile when you come in. Micheal is great!
Precie Brown
Amazing staff.
Luis Estévez
For the past five years I've been shopping for an orthodontist that would take care of the needs of my kids through the process of having their teeth fixed....
Nasa J.
Cecilia Perez
Cristi Ritschel
Sovannah Pen
The lady at the front desks Rachel helped me with everything and was very kind i feel she understood i was a little bit younger and didn’t understand some things so she helped me understand thingsThe only bad thing about it was the dentist’s assistance didn’t seem like she knew what she was doing she hit my gums with the puncher that puts on rubber bands and she and the dentist gave me different instructions
Aaliyah Jackson
Gamaliel Cortez
Muy buen servicio
Katia Somarriba
Maricruz Juarez
Image Orthodontics is a great place if you want to have a nice smile. Every day we come they always make sure if we have any questions or if there is something we’ll like to share about how they can help your smile. Even though it takes some time it still is a nice place to get your teeth fixed 🙂
Isela Diaz
Veronica Delcid
Great service! They made the starting process super easy and answered all my financial questions! Front desk team is also really helpful!
Soledad Becerra
Ariana Toledo
Friendly staff! Good fast service.
internet girl
they attend very fast and are very nicee!! definitely recommend !
Nicole Gutierrez
Layeelah Muhammad
DeAndre Finley Jr
Deewa Zirak
Isabel Hernandez
This is the bust ortho donis please
Tiamisha De leon
They were all nice and the doctors and staff were very funny! I love it there
Esther was awesome 👏🏿 I love having her helping me through this consultation and I appreciate her service I’m truly satisfied with the service of Images orthodontics
Lawrence Williams
Kristine Macias
Femi Jordan
I’m a mother of 4 and 3 of my girls have been patients at Image Orthodontics. They are so friendly and accommodating I wouldn’t want to go any other place for my kids to have beautiful smiles.😁
Elidase Carey
Everyone was very kind and they handled everything with COVID amazing. All my siblings have come here and they never fail to impress!!
Leslie Sandoval
We always have the best experience when we arrive to our appointments, the front receptionist (NORA) !!! Is awesome and so helpful this place has a 10 in my book.
Michael Santini
Awesome team, takes care well!
Veronica Landeros
They work very fast and efficiently.
Kaiuhl S
Leo and Laura helped put my braces on and they were amazing ! Super nice and funny . The ladies in the front also very nice and helpful. Great staff at this office def. recommend!
Maria Gutierrez Garcia
Llamila Cruz
I switched to this dentist from my old dentist and i love coming here the customer service is great always treated extremely nice every visit. All the staff are very professional and friendly.
Quick and good service. Flexible with times and good customer service.
Esteban Lomeli
Hola. Yo estoy agusto. Con el servio grasias
candida hernandez
Wendy Lupian
Ester gave us great recommendations and information
TBE Playboiisrael
Highly recommend. The staff is so friendly and great. Great financing plans too. Very affordable!!!
Susan Huynh
Molly Martinez
Very lovely place! As soon as I came in she seen I was new patience and she made sure to help me with everything I needed.
Gloria Abriz
This is the best place for braces. They are really nice and you feel a part of the family
Erika Castillon
I have always had a very smooth and thorough experience at Image Orthodonics 😊
Rhonda Baker
Karina was very nice and thorough and very very kind and it’s the karina and the long hair for me
Kalysah Brooks
My boys are new to this dentist so far I’m we love it here the staff is amazing!
Keisha Parker
Dr. Wang is a very special professional as she is warm and sweet as much as she is competent. She has an excellent training background from Columbia and I...
Mac O.