Our Unique Practice: The KO Experience
All of the smiles on this site were created at Kalamazoo Orthodontics
CREATING YOUR NATURAL SMILE
Congratulations! You are ready to begin your journey with us. Whether you are starting with our signature Butterfly System braces or our Innovative Invisalign clear aligners, we promise that our expert clinical team will take great care of you under the supervision of our world-renown orthodontist. Schedule your Free evaluation, get directions, learn about our unique services, and more by calling us at 269-344-2466.
Once you’ve completed your treatment, retention is absolutely critical aspect of finishing your journey. Periodic, but consistent, wear of retainers will help to ensure that your time and efforts last a lifetime. We pride ourselves on building long-lasting relationships and love for you to share your smile and experience with others.
KIDS CLUB and KO REWARDS
Timing is extremely important in the orthodontic process. As a result, Dr. Bowman provides complimentary regular evaluations of your child’s growth and development to determine the right time to begin orthodontics. As a bonus during this process, our KO Kids Club and our KO Rewards for active patients feature fun activities for your child to earn Reward Points for a variety of gift cards.
KALAMAZOO ORTHODONTICS PRACTICE TOURS
When you first walk into any of Kalamazoo Orthodontics’ three convenience and comfortable practice locations, your first inclination may be to question whether you’re in the right place! You’ve probably never been in an office like ours before. There is always a warm reception so you will immediately know this is the right place for you to entrust your orthodontic needs. We want you ask yourself, why would I want to go anywhere else?
KO has lots of “stuff” on display. We feature an eclectic collection of memorabilia that reflects the interests and passions of Dr. Bowman. “I always planned to work where I could control the environment, select the music I wanted to listen to and insure that the daily experience is always enjoyable.” He’s been collecting this stuff over a lifetime. In addition, Dr. Bowman designed and drew the plans for each of our unique offices. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Dr. Bowman and Kalamazoo Orthodontics made a substantial number of decisive changes and alterations to enhance the safety for our patients and staff. This has included all HVAC HEPA and UV filtration along with 2 “negative pressure” rooms with separate HEPA/UV filtration. More of the details on our response can be found here.
Our Portage practice is our flagship office, centrally located at 1314 West Milham Avenue, in the heart of the Kalamazoo/Portage. When you visit, our goal is to make you feel immediately at home and at ease. We welcome you with a “huge smile” at reception and then you’ll encounter our “greeter,” Master Yoda. Perhaps, you might enjoy some Gloria Jeans coffee or Celestial tea from our Keurig coffee bar or simply pour yourself into an iJoy massage chair and thumb through one of a large variety of magazines or you could even read some of Dr. Bowman’s orthodontic articles and book chapters. Perhaps, you’d rather check your e-mail by getting online with your own laptop, iPad, or smartphone using our Free Wi-Fi service.
Simply wandering our halls and perusing our various displays and holiday-themed decorations might intrigue you. Some highlights of our collection include our Star Wars and movie hallway, Rock music walls and guitar rooms, Elvis Costello room, Auto racing collection, Looney Toons instructional cove, Los Lobos walls (Louie Pérez and Steve Berlin from the band, Los Lobos, have even visited us), Shaq/Gretzky/Dr. J Hero’s wall, and displays of plenty of interesting hockey, basketball, and baseball memorabilia. You also may note many of Dr. Bowman’s publications, inventions, international lecture destinations, and honors are on display as well. With satellite flat screen TVs (viewing sports, music videos, or cartoons) and a Bose sound system in our clinic area (featuring Dr. Bowman’s personal selection of tunes), we’re always rockin’! No wonder we’ve been featured in a number of publications including a cover story in Orthodontic Products, OrthoTOWN, Kalamazoo Weekly, OrthoTribune, Orthodontic Practice US, etc.