S. Jay Bowman, D.M.D., M.S.D.


Are you looking for an interesting and unique experience in orthodontics?  If so, then Kalamazoo Orthodontics may be perfect for you. Dr. S. Jay Bowman has a distinctive background in the specialty of orthodontics. Not only does he have over 30 years experience as a clinician, he is also an inventor who has created dozens of devices and concepts to enhance orthodontics.  He is an award-winning researcher, he was selected as only one of four orthodontists in the U.S. for the Invisalign Teen Research Investigative Team, he was part of the Insignia/Invisalign research group, and has been involved in several clinical research projects.  He has authored over 150 scientific publications, 19 textbook chapters, and a book entitled, Mini-Implants in Orthodontics:  Innovative Anchorage Concepts.  In addition, he is an orthodontic educator, on staff at five universities, one of the most sought-after opinion leaders, and he has been invited to lecture around the world.  Dr. Bowman has tied all of these intriguing aspects together with the goal of providing the highest quality of individualized, caring, innovative, and evidence-based orthodontics for patients of all ages.  Dr. Bowman practices at Kalamazoo Orthodontics with three convenient and comfortable locations in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Paw Paw, Michigan.

In an interview with Dr. Bowman, published in Ortho Tribune, he stated, “I’m fortunate to have found the career that I’ve embraced.” In addition, he explained his enthusiasm, “I have an intense passion for the specialty of orthodontics as we have such a wonderful opportunity to change people’s lives.  My goal is to ensure that each of the patients who choose us feels uplifted and enriched with increased self-esteem, and of course, they finish treatment with a beautiful and radiant new smile that they are proud to show off.  We would love for prospective patients who visit us to wonder why they would even think of going anywhere else for their orthodontic care.”


With a focus on convenience and comfort for our patients, Dr. Bowman and his talented team offer specialty orthodontic treatment at three locations in Kalamazoo, Portage, and Paw Paw. Interestingly enough, Dr. Bowman designed and drew the plans for each of those three unique offices. As a result of our innovations and inventions, Dr. Bowman and Kalamazoo Orthodontics have been featured in a number of publications including: Orthotown, Orthodontic Products, OrthoTribune, Kieferorthopadie Nachrichten in Germany, The Barbados Advocate, Vida Hoje in Brazil, The University of Toronto Alumni News, Journal of the Asian Pacific Orthodontic Society, RealSelf.com, Bizymoms.com, Great Lakes Family, Kalamazoo Gazette, and Kalamazoo Weekly.  Dr. Bowman was also interviewed on television for Good Morning Barbados.

By the Numbers

  • 35 Years of Clinical Experience
  • 20 Years teaching at The University of Michigan
  • 20 Years of Our Butterfly System Braces
  • 20 Years of Innovative Invisalign Experience
  • 15 Years since Horseshoe Jet U.S. Patent published
  • 300 Lectures Given (14 “Named” or Honorary)
  • 150 Articles and 19 Book Chapters Published