Cucalon Orthodontics
Antonio Cucalon, DDS, MS:
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Cucalon Orthodontics
Antonio Cucalon III, DDS, MS (Orthodontist)

San Francisco, CA













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:


Clear aligners


Comprehensive orthodontics

Space maintainers

Palatal expanders


Interceptive orthodontics


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 8:00 am to 1:30 pm (by appointment only)

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Leah A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


After researching multiple providers, I landed on Dr. Cucalon as our family orthodontist. He and his staff–without fail–take the time to explain things clearly and as thoroughly as we need. I especially appreciate the consistent effort to make sure my kids are comfortable with their treatment and have all their questions answered. The price is reasonable. They are flexible and accommodating with payment plans, scheduling of appointments, and even have Saturday appointments if the work week is too hectic. Our results have been fantastic! Our kids have gorgeous smiles! I have nothing but good things to say about Dr. Cucalon and his staff! We’re just starting our family’s 3rd set of braces, and I know we’re in great hands!! Put Dr. Cucalon at the top of your list!

Mary Jane D. from Novato, CA (Source: Yelp)


Got Invisalign with Dr. Cucalon and was very satisfied with the outcome. He told me during our consultation it was going to be a lengthy treatment and I was up for it – thank god he didn’t put me on the express train like other doctors would have. After a few years and a few up and downs, I got through it and ended up a champ with straight teeth. Dr. Cucalon and his staff went the extra mile to get me the results I wanted. I could tell from my before and after photos that my teeth moved according to his prescribed plan. The staff is awesome. Scheduling an appointment time isn’t always smooth sailing but that’s due to competing with other people. The dental assistants do a good deal of work under Dr. C’s direction but I assume that’s the same way elsewhere. The assistants are very encouraging, especially the short lady. The offices are very welcoming. They are not ritzy, corporate places – in fact, they are quite the opposite because they’re actual homes. I’m old enough to realize that the setting does not reflect a doctor’s abilities so I’ll take comfort. Also, you’re bound to be seated next to both children and adults in an open space – this is an orthodontic practice so get over it. I’m happy I got Invisalign here with a group that knows what it’s doing. If you’re looking for an orthodontist, look no further.

Dwight C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was the first in my family to get orthodontic treatment so I chose decided to check out orthodontists based on friends, my dentist, and Yelp. I ended up choosing Dr. Cucalon due to his thorough diagnosis of my messed-up teeth, his realistic treatment plan, and feedback. While there were other practices that were cheaper or had state-of-the-art facilities, I’m glad I chose this one based on my results. For nearly two years, I was treated with great care and sincerity. I visited the office every several months for treatment. Even though my teeth were in bad shape, the visits for me seemed pretty routine – I’m guessing Dr. Cucalon’s experience contributed to this immensely. At the end of treatment, I saw not only my teeth get straight but my jaw aligned better. I came out smiling and grateful to this office. The dental assistants and front desk also played a big part in making my experience wonderful. Dr. Cucalon worked with the assistants at every visit to treat me. When I had questions or semi-emergencies, the assistants were always there by my side. The front desk staff is both helpful, courteous, and full of personality. A couple of things to point out about this practice. 1) There are two locations. I most often went to the one on Ocean Avenue. 2) The offices aren’t “offices.” They’re more like homes, but the way they’re set up made for a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere for me. 3) It got busy at times – I didn’t realize how popular this office was until I had to reschedule an appointment. 4) All the fun, games, and personalities at the office really contributed to my terrific experience. Unlike my dental visits which are severely boring, this team is not only skilled but know how to put patients in a good mood. This lengthy review is ending now but I hope Yelpers check out this practice if they/you want straighter teeth and a nicer smile. My results are a testament to how awesome this practice is.

Scott Y. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


THE place to go to get your teeth fixed. Orthodontics wasn’t at the top of my to-do list but my girlfriend who got Invisalign with Dr. Cucalon encouraged (forced) me to get my teeth straightened. After seeing her results, I was kinda anxious to get treatment. Due to how my teeth were, Dr. Cucalon recommended braces, and my gf was ok with that. After about a year and a half, my teeth now look perfect but I have to wear that darn retainer to keep them like that. Dr. Cucalon is the man. Even though he’s a top doctor, we always talked schools and sports. Also wanna thank everyone else there that took care of me: the girls in the back and the guys in the front. That office was filled with personality and loads of fun and entertainment. Quality service and definitely not your typical dental atmosphere, in the best way possible. I still get my retainer checked and adjusted here and am thankful for the genuine care these guys provide. Five stars all the way and highly recommended.

Jessica H. from Castro Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


If you cherish your smile more than your kids, go see Dr. Cucalon. You will not find a more skilled orthodontist in San Francisco. Pre-braces: Gaps, overbite, and a bunch of other things I don’t even know the names for. In a nutshell: my teeth were in worse shape than an old Civic driven by a high school teenager. My dentist referred me to Dr. Cucalon, and after a thorough consultation with him, I decided to pony up the money for braces and sacrifice my HBO for several years. Throughout treatment, I was nurtured and babied thanks to the caring staff – love ya, Joan!! They made sure I wore my rubber bands to correct my overbite. Didn’t look sexy, but, whatever, I don’t look like a horse now. Dr. Cucalon is extremely good with his eye and hands. My teeth are straight, lined up evenly, and the top and bottom ones actually touch! Braces is definitely an art, not just a science, and Dr. Cucalon is my Picasso. Love both the offices and staff. I wished there were more morning time slots open, but oh well, not that big an issue after seeing my results!

Laura M. from NoPa, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Cucalon came highly recommended by a friend who used him for her children’s orthodontia. As an adult, 30 years post-braces, things had shifted around. Dr Cucalon helped me understand my options and we eventually decided to use Invisalign. The process was more technical than I imagined but Dr Cucalon and his team were very experienced and explained the process thoroughly. Scheduling and check-in were easy. They sent reminders and were helpful if I needed to reschedule. The same team moves between the two offices so you always see familiar smiling faces. I never had a rushed or unpleasant interaction with anyone in the office. The cost was reasonable and consistent with other doctors I had visited and the payment process made it easy to afford There were never any issues around cost or payment; no hidden or unexpected fees. I am more than satisfied with the process and felt I was well monitored and supported as a patient of Dr Cucalon’s. My smile is beautiful once again thanks to Tony and his team!!!

Angeline L. from Millbrae, CA (Source: Yelp)


Best orthodontics experience Dr. Cucalon and his team are top notch! Everyone is professional and super friendly. They made me feel at ease and each visit was better than the last. Prior to treatment the thought of wearing metal braces for the next 18-24 months was scary. I visioned looking like Betty Suarez in ABC dramedy TV series “Ugly Betty” but not even close. LOL! I just had my braces off (woo-hoo!) and getting used to wearing retainers now. I love my beautiful smile! 🙂 I am going to refer all my friends who require orthodontic work to Dr. C as the results definitely outweigh the costs.

Tim D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Very professional, DR Cucalon is first class. His staff is amazing too, and the office is a great environment for kids. My son has been seeing DR Cucalon for years and is just about to get some braces. They have been helpful through the entire process. Everyone is very friendly and we’ve always received excellent service, even when our busy schedules forced us to reschedule, sometimes last minute

Mike S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Tony and staff are always professional and kind. we have one daughter getting her teeth straight and then we’ll probably have to bring in our other daughter! Never fun dealing with braces, but they make it as easy and as effortless as possible. Highly recommend Dr. Tony and staff 🙂

Margarita D. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I just got my braces removed this week. My teeth look beautiful. My experience with Dr.Cucalon has been excellent. When I first started with them, they were VERY helpful about giving me a payment plan that I could work with. Last month my braces were suppose to be removed, but their compressor was temporarily down. Unfortunately, I had made a massive commute in public transportation, and it cost me time and money to get to their office. They called me to let me know, but I was already around the corner! I explained my situation to them, and – get this: they actually helped me with some money for my transportation, and were very apologetic and patient (I wasn’t very happy at first) They handled the situation as best as it could be handled. Last, I love the way I am treated there. Excellent Orthodontist, excellent work team. 🙂

Eve S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I gotta tell you, I just LOVE Dr, Cucalon! I ended up in his office seeking a second opinion after my bite went haywire and after being told by another Orthodontist that the only way to correct my bite was to have my jaw broken! Flat out. That’s all folks. Talk about depressing! The thought of having major jaw surgery at 44 was scaring the crap out of me so I really had to get another opinion. The minute I met Dr. Cucalon I felt better, because after starting off with, “so did they tell you they wanted to break your jaw?” he offered up four options on handling my situation and we began with braces. As my treatment progressed, we re-evaluated the options and though the jaw breaking was the only way to obtain perfection, I realized what my goals had been for my treatment and I opted out of the jaw surgery and kept my little overbite. I am super happy with my great smile, working bite and overall wonderful result! I really appreciated the way Dr. Cucalon listened to what was important to me and advised me of all the options, not to mention the time he met me on his day off to clip that poking wire that was threatening to drive me to the brink of insanity! Dr. Cucalon is a consummate professional, with a great team of support staff by his side. They have a great attitude and genuinely care about your process, progress and results! Braces are a challenge, but if you are up to it, or just have to get them because your bite has gone crazy on you, then Dr. C is the man for you. Trust me, in the end it’s all worth it because Dr. C is going to make you look good! ; – )

MJ. K. from Mill Valley, CA (Source: Yelp)


I can’t believe my teeth had the kind of movement they did later in life. I also can’t believe I’m doing something about it at this stage in life!  But my Invisilign treatment is about to begin. When I went to Dr. Cucalon for a consultation I was shocked and thrilled at how many adult patients I saw, but more impressive was how welcoming and informative the team was. Dr. Cucalon came highly recommended by my dentist and I think it was a perfect match for me.  I’ll provide an update when my treatment is done.

John O. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was referred to Dr. Cucalon by my dentist. I found him to be a pleasure to work with. My initial impression of him, his staff, and his practice, was a very good one — and it was only confirmed by subsequent appointments. He is very pleasant to work with, capable in his profession to a very high degree. Also, I found his staff to be super-helpful and super-nice. It was a pleasure doing business with them all. Highly recommended!!

Jen T. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cucalon is the best orthodontist in San Francisco.  He does an excellent job of getting tricky teeth into place expertly.  My two children both needed a lot of work on their bites and teeth, and he gave them perfect smiles at what I considered to be a bargain price.  You won’t be disappointed.

Vikki F. from Burlingame, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cucalon is the best! He always answers our questions and we never feel rushed. Best is he’s not looking to gouge you out of your dollars. He really does what’s best for your child’s mouth. It’s refreshing. His staff is very knowledgable and personable. Our 1st son goes to him, and it’s likely our 2nd one will too!

Gabby A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


So I called the other day to reschedule for my nephew and I noticed they have someone who speaks Spanish now, she was very helpful and she was very nice I forgot her name but it’s good they have someone who speaks Spanish, specially for my uncle who he kinda struggles with English.

Orangen B. from Orinda, CA (Source: Yelp)


I never had orthodontic treatment a a kid and was terrified of what I was getting into as an adult looking to get my teeth fixed. After doing research online, I settled on four or five orthodontists to check out. I ended up with this one due to the thorough consultation I received from Dr. Cucalon. Up front, I was told that braces was the best option for me given my case and I decided to proceed with this despite the fears of having metal in my mouth at my age. Over several years, I was provided competent treatment, personal attention, and encouragement from the doctor and staff. My front teeth which were really crowded had straightened and I was able to bite down properly. The protruding ones on the sides were pushed back. Overall, Dr. Cucalon did an excellent job and followed through on his promise during our consultation to make me look awesome. What really made my experience worthwhile was the personal care from everyone at the office. Dr. Cucalon spent time to look over my case throughout my treatment and went over his plan during each of my visits. The assistants made sure I wore my appliances and also made me feel welcome every time I came. The receptionists were very friendly and made appointment scheduling a breeze. Anyone considering braces or Invisalign needs to check out this place. I still do because I get checkups for my retainers 🙂 Thank you for the A+ treatment!!

Ian F. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The thought of getting orthodontics as an adult was somewhat frightening to me several years ago because I was worried about my appearance, having to deal with lots of clients at work. After discussing with my dentist that I didn’t want crooked teeth anymore, he recommended several orthodontists, one of which was Dr. Cucalon. I went to three practices and chose Dr. Cucalon because he seemed the most knowledgeable and his office seemed like a place I wanted to visit for the next year or two. Throughout treatment, I was provided personal care from the doctor and assistants. They explained the whats, whys, and hows of each procedure. Also, Dr. Cucalon saw me on a weekend – which I still can’t believe – to tighten something in my mouth. My braces came off recently and the verdict is that Dr. Cucalon and team are the best in SF. My once ugly teeth are now nice and straight… I just need some bleaching. The rest of the staff, or front desk people, are wonderful as well. They were very proactive in making me feel comfortable, and I honestly looked forward to coming in for all my visits.

Amiee A. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Wonderful staff, caring, kind, and professional.  My 8- and 10-year old boys felt safe and well cared for getting various hardware inserted in their mouths, in what could have been be scary and uncomfortable.  Bright, sunny office with a big window out to a backyard.  Once we showed up on the wrong day for a quick procedure and they squeezed us in anyway. Highly recommend Cucalon!

Jill G. from Marina District, San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cucalon runs his practice with kindness and integrity. My son is 14 and just had his braces put on. He started going to Dr. Cucalon just before he turned 13. 1 year of check-in visits that he did not even charge us for because my son’s teeth weren’t ready for braces yet. I appreciate that he did not do unnecessary treatments just to make money. Some orthodontists will put braces on a baby and keep you coming back for 10 years. Not Dr. Cucalon! The staff are friendly, smiling, and all seem happy to be there (even on a Saturday morning at 8 am). I appreciate that they make time for patients who have busy schedules and can’t always come in during the week.

Nicole M. from Hercules, CA (Source: Yelp)


*as good as it gets….always clean, efficient, polite, on-time., concerned, follow up reminders (via email, and telephone) the staff knows who you are by name and telephone! i get stopped all the time and complimented on how great my braces look…the braces knocked 10+ years off of my age…the smile i’ve always wanted! i receive holiday and birthday cards…with great games and challenges when you go into the office…i get doctor letters when needed, no hassle. paid parking, free coffee, pencils, calendars last but not least doctor cucalon always, always, always smells good!!!! lol! i would recommend dr. cucalon to all…check him out…he is very hands on, you are considered part of the family…i before you know it..

Hugh G. R. from Los Angeles, CA (Source: Yelp)


I would not pause one moment to say that Dr. Cucalon is one of the top, if not the best, orthodontists in San Francisco or the Bay Area. I recently completed treatment at this office after years of suffering from crowding and only have high praise for the doctor and staff. My once straight teeth moved like crazy years back and I was very reluctant to get any work done due to self-consciousness at my age. Once I got over that fear, I looked for orthodontic practices in SF based on recommendations from friends and coworkers. After visiting ones with the nicest offices and the cheapest fees, I ultimately decided to go with the one with the most knowledgeable doctor and most detailed treatment plan. After a couple of years (give or take some months), I not only came out alive but rejuvenated with a bigger, straighter, and healthier smile. My crowding was corrected, gums bled less, and most importantly, I was able to smile more confidently at work and in social situations. Not only were my coworkers, friends, and I impressed, my dentist and hygienist was too. Given my great experience at this office, I was a bit appalled to read an earlier review that put down a lot of good things about this office. Throughout the years, the staff has always been very friendly – perhaps busy many times, but always upbeat. The offices are comfortable and welcoming. The fee that I paid here was very reasonable and in the middle of the pack from the consultations I had with other offices. My result was top-notch as were those of my coworkers. One of my friends was stuck with some more Invisalign aligners for several more months, but she ended up looking terrific. In the future when my kid needs braces, we’ll be going to Dr. Cucalon’s office for work. Until then, I’m wearing my retainers at night to keep my awesome teeth nice and straight.

Eliza W. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


So how did I get such perfect teeth? One part money, one part time, and five parts Dr. Cucalon. There are few people in the health/medical industry I trust. Luckily, orthodontics is one area in which a doctor just can’t B.S. After seeing my friend’s awesome Invisalign results with Dr. Cucalon, I decided to get braces with him upon her recommendation. After almost two years, I have straight teeth and a nicer smile. Yay! What I loved: 1) Extremely competent and dedicated orthodontist and assistants. 2) Two offices and Saturday appointments. 3) Fun offices. Don’t think there’s another orthodontic practice like this in SF. 4) The amount of care and attention they provide. What I didn’t love so much: 1) Scheduling appointments around my work schedule was sometimes difficult. 2) Waiting when they got busy. Bottom line: If you’re going to be with a doctor for a couple of years – and one who touches your mouth the whole time – make it the best one possible. His name is Dr. Cucalon..

Shante J. from Oakland, CA (Source: Yelp)


There’s no orthodontist like Dr. Cucalon. Dr. C is a rare combination of skills and personality. Dr. C is like that meticulous math teacher you had in high school, the one that requires you to show ALL your work, sometimes to make sure you didn’t cheat (I may or may not have been that type of student). But he’s also like the fun counselor you had when you wanted to talk to someone. Having seen many different types of doctors and dentists in my lifetime, I can say that most people in the medical field are utterly boring. Dr. C is quite the opposite. The treatment I received here was top notch. Dr. C has a great eye for how a smile should look, and I love my new smile! The rest of the team (I think some new staff now) are awesome! They are all so friendly and made my experience very relaxing. I felt part of a group, not just in a group. Don’t think there is another practice as personal as this one. I highly recommend Dr. C to people who need their grills fixed! His team rock.

Gerg E. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I am very pleased with the great work Dr. Cucalon and his staff did for me. I am 37 years old and thought that I would try the Invisalign (my teeth were jacked up). It took a bit longer than He told me it would, and I didn’t like the sanding between the teeth, but otherwise it was a great experience. If I got to my appointment on time I didn’t have to wait long, I would recommend that you make a few appointments in advance so you can get the days and times that work for you!!! Be prepared to listen to Dr. Cucalon and Joan talk about who is going to what school, and you will definitely hear about Glen’s dogs. The front desk is great it can get a bit busy but everyone is very helpful. Now that I have a great smile maybe I can find a wife!!! P.S. I got 3 quotes before I pick Dr. Cucalon’s office, his pricing was in the middle, but I really felt comfortable there from the start. I have referred 2 of my Friends to his office.

Wendy H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son has been seeing Dr. Cucalon for his braces. His braces were done in two phases so I think we’ve been seeing Dr. Cucalon for about 4 years now. Work is top notch. Staff is very friendly. They also try to fit you in ASAP if there’s an emergency. My son had two incidents where the wire popped out (his fault, not the staff’s) and I was able to get an appointment the next business day. Office is clean. Free WiFi. Bonus, Dr. Cucalon is one of the few orthodontists that offer Saturday appointments. That’s a plus for me because fewer hours off from school and work for treatment

Mia B. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


My son is enjoying his experience with his golden braces. At Cucalon, the staff have been nothing but helpful and always welcomed you with a smile. There was one miscommunication and the resolution was handled professionally and alternate solution received in a timely manner. They says a lot about professionalism. I/We highly recommend Cucalon. We are seen at the Ocean location. We enjoy conversing amongst the team but have worked closely with Ed, Annie & Alicia. All three have been/are very personable and knowledgeable. Alicia, I still owe you a 7up cake

M. E. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m seeing Dr. Cucalon for Invisalign.  I am so impressed with how thoroughly the process was explained and now, as I am nearing completion, I can say it has gone so smoothly with terrific results.  Everyone in the office is very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. A huge thanks to Dr. Cucalon and his team!

J. L. from San Jose, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m currently seeing Doctor Cucalon for invisalign. He and his staff are always super nice and accommodating. I once had the appointment date wrong in my cal and showed up on the wrong date – they happened to be there and took me in that morning! All in all I can’t recommend Doctor Cucalon and his staff enough. If you’re a kid reading this – wear your retainers! Mom and Dad won’t pay for Invisalign later in life 😛

Sharone M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


We were lucky enough to be referred to Dr. Cucalon’s orthodontic office early in the process when our son was 12.  They make the whole process easy and understandable.  Dare I say even pleasant.  The office is beautiful and very well organized, the staff is professional and communicative and Dr. Cucalon is very kind, patient and makes himself available to ensure a smooth and pleasant process.  He even called us himself when I left a message with questions. Our son goes there willingly and has not had any complaints about the braces.

Kelly C. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I was thinking of getting Invisalign a few years back before my wedding. My friend referred me to Dr. Cucalon telling me I won’t regret a visit with him. After first meeting Dr. Cucalon I felt very comfortable about my decision to get started with Invisalign. He was very welcoming, truly listened to my desires on how I wanted my teeth to look, and did not rush the process. He made sure I loved my smile & let me extremely happy with the final product. I’d recommend Dr. Cucalon as he works hard to make sure each of his clients are pleased.

John R. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I went to Dr. Cuculon as an adult with fairly messed up teeth. I wanted invisalign because the thought of metal braces had my teeth hurting already. The Dr.’s friendly staff explained my options to me. The doctor himself convinced me to go with 18 months of treatment to fix my teeth cosmetically and to fix my bite, vs. 4 months just to fix the cosmetic problems. Over a period of 18 months, I saw the doctor every 4-8 weeks, while he made minor adjustments (shavings) to my teeth to keep the invisalign working propertly. All of his work was excellent, as was that of his assistant who put in an invisible permanent retainer behind my front teeth to keep them straight longer. The Good: appointments were ALWAYS on time. If you arrive at your set time, they see you within a minute or two. I got there a half hour early once, and had to wait 10 minutes, which meant they saw me 20 minutes early. The doctor or his assistant always thoroughly answered questions. The Good: The end result was amazing. I’d had some concerns reading about unsuccessful invisalign therapy, but mine went great. If any yelpers are seriously considering this treatment, I can link you to my before and after teeth shots if you don’t find that too creepy. The Bad: this is a minor complaint, but since most orthodontic patients are kids, the office is kind of geared for them with videogames, sea life scenes painted on the ceilings, etc. This cutesyness didn’t affect my rating. The Bad: They don’t tell you how PAINFUL orthodontic work will actually be. It may be my stupidity, but it didn’t occur to me that invsalign would hurt, but it did–sometimes A LOT. Still, giving five stars for the excellent treatment.

Nicole G. from San Bruno, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cucalon is the most wonderful, honest, amazing, compassionate, knowledgeable, caring, kind, genuine orthodontist in S.F. He saved my life & teeth from destruction….I can’t say enough great things about him & his staff! I went to Dr. Cucalon because a dentist had calculated wrong on my Invisalign treatment. He messed up my jaw & teeth…I couldn’t bite down & I was in excruciating, severe level 10 pain… I was scared & just wanted to go back to my original teeth (before invisalign). I went to many, many, other orthodontist who didn’t care about the health of my teeth or my situation & just wanted to charge me for orthodontics that I didn’t want… Dr. Cucalon was the only orthodontist who not only understood what happened to me, but knew exactly how to get me out of it. He has 30years of experience! He truly saved my life & teeth…It was one of the best days of my life to meet him & go with his suggestions! I am so blessed to have found him! I am ever so grateful & will always remember (for the rest of my life) how he helped me in my time of need, & didn’t even charge me… He has integrity, honesty, & truly cared about me. He is a wonderful man. I can’t tell you how many other orthodontist don’t care & only want your money. And also they don’t have the knowledge & experience that Dr. Cucalon has. If you want a true professional, that really understands & cares about you, please come & see Dr. Cucalon!!! He is simply amazing & the very best!!! Thank you again Dr. Cucalon!

K. S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Cucalon and everyone in his office are always so warm and friendly! It is more like going to visit an old friend, than going to a doc appointment. As a parent, I am always very satisfied with the service…they are prompt, courteous, good about explaining treatment and billing, willing to work with us on making future appointments, and they make an effort to connect with my kids. We made the rounds in the city before choosing this office. Hands down they were the best Ortho practice we saw. They were the only ones that made us feel comfortable and like we were in good hands. Two kids in braces later,  and I am still very pleased with our decision! No question that Doc Cucalon and his staff are top notch!!

Eric S. from Venice, CA (Source: Yelp)


I grew up a military child and thus never had a consistent relationship with a dentist or a doctor. So I’ve visited literally dozens of them over the years to get the various procedures or bits of maintenance done. Another result of that upbringing was that I never got the ortho care I really needed – ie braces. I’m now 35 years old and last year I decided it was about time to correct an underbite that was becoming more and more of a health/safety issue with age. I came to yelp looking for help and quickly settled on Dr. Cucalon as the specialist to handle my case. I’ve now had the braces in for about 9 months and the care I’ve received has been among the best I’ve had my entire life. I can’t recommend Dr. Cucalon enough.


San Francisco orthodontics practice Cucalon Orthodontics treats patients of all ages and prides themselves on offering the most cutting-edge treatment options while also being a friendly, caring environment. Cucalon Orthodontics uses the latest treatment options and technologies to provide the very best care found in San Francisco. Patients love the range of treatment options offered that include standard metal braces, ceramic braces, and Invisalign. Whether patients have a minor issue of crowding, or a more severe malocclusion such as an overbite, underbite or even crossbite, Cucalon Orthodontics has the right treatment option, offered by experts in orthodontic care. An initial consultation to determine your needs is always complimentary. Dr. Tony Cucalon is a second generation orthodontist who has been serving the San Francisco area since 1985. He is a leading expert in the orthodontic world, with more than 30 years of experience offering the very best in orthodontic treatment. He treats malocclusions of every kind and treats patients of all ages. Dr. Cucalon is one of the only 25% of orthodontists in the US who have taken their orthodontic training to the highest level, obtaining board certification. Not only that, Dr. Cucalon is one of few orthodontists who have been awarded the prestigious, coveted status of Lifetime Diplomate. Following in his father's footsteps, Dr. Cucalon practices orthodontics with the highest integrity and with an honest and personal touch. Together, the Cucalons have over 65 years of combined orthodontic experience. Dr. Cucalon has expertise in: correcting overbites, overjets, and underbites; eliminating crowding; closing spaces; correcting jaw discrepancies; and expanding upper and lower jaws (thereby eliminating permanent tooth extractions). A graduate of the University of the Pacific and Washington University in St. Louis, Dr. Cucalon is among a small percentage of orthodontists board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. In 1996, Dr. Cucalon was awarded the prestigious lifetime Diplomate status. In 2010, Dr. Cucalon became President of the California Association of Orthodontists (CAO) which is comprised of approximately 1,400 California member orthodontists, making up about 90% of all practicing orthodontists in the state of California. His expertise includes, but is not limited to, the correction of overjets, overbites, and underbites. With proper treatment, which sometimes includes expansion, we are able to treat and eliminate crowding, closure of spaces, and prevent the need for permanent tooth extractions and thereby correct skeletal jaw discrepancies. His treatment appliances include braces, invisalign, a combination of both, and other removable and permanent appliances.