First Visit

All of the smiles on this site were created at Kalamazoo Orthodontics

First Visit

You’ve already taken the first step toward achieving a healthy, more beautiful smile by choosing Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Congratulations on selecting KO for a new Knock-Out smile! When you walk into a new place for the first time, don’t you like to be pleasantly surprised? That’s the experience we want for you when we welcome you into Kalamazoo Orthodontics for complimentary evaluation.  From the beginning, we intend to make you feel right at home and yet, we also want to make sure that you are completely informed and have all of your questions answered. When you call to schedule your free examination, our staff will send you a welcome packet to give you things to consider in helping you to prepare your specific questions for Dr. Bowman about your individual orthodontic treatment needs and desires.

We’ll take good care of you, we promise.

Innovative Orthodontics

Warm People

Beautiful Smiles


Make sure that you take advantage of our website as it was designed to help you gather information and answer many of your questions regarding orthodontic treatment before you visit us.  We have included links to common questions along with many orthodontic articles written by Dr. Bowman. The better informed you are, the more satisfied you will be in improving your smile and the more comfortable you will feel in selecting KO for your care. 

The shortest distance between two people is a smile

So, when is the best time for braces? Each individual has a perfect window of time to begin orthodontic treatment. By bringing your child to see Dr. Bowman just as their permanent teeth are coming in (by age 7), then we will be able to determine your child’s own best interval to start treatment. If you’re an adult, don’t worry, it’s never too late to improve your smile (we have patients in their 80’s!) and as an adult you’ll appreciate Dr. Bowman taking the time to explain how our own Butterfly System braces or Invisalign will benefit you.

The purpose of your first visit at KO is to get answers to your questions and help you make an informed decision. This is your opportunity to learn as much as you can from Dr. Bowman about your teeth, your smile, and your bite. So far, you may have only gotten feedback from your dentist. Now, you have an opportunity to question an expert who specializes in only orthodontics. You’ll also have an opportunity to enjoy the warm, homey, and unique atmosphere of Kalamazoo Orthodontics. During your visit, you might simply enjoy relaxing with a warm cup of coffee or tea, release some stress in one of our iJoy massage chairs, read about many of Dr. Bowman’s innovations  (including our own Butterfly System™) or just wander our office, looking at the eclectic collection of memorabilia on display. Our practice is certainly distinctive; in fact, we have been featured in a number of publications like OrthoTOWN and Orthodontic Products. Visiting any of Kalamazoo Orthodontics three convenient locations (Portage, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw) is certainly a unique experience!

A Gorgeous Smile is the Ideal Fashion Accessory

The goal of Kalamazoo Orthodontics is to provide you with the most satisfying orthodontic experience. Our accommodating clinical and administrative team will work hard to ensure that you are comfortable and informed. We take pride in offering a schedule that is designed to maximize the benefits of each and every visit and not keep you waiting.


The world always looks brighter from behind a smile

Kalamazoo Orthodontics: Improving Southwest Michigan One Smile at a Time

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