Our Unique Practice: The KO Experience

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

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Kalamazoo Orthodontics is truly unique.  We take an innovative approach to creating beautiful and natural smiles that have a life-changing impact.  We are able to achieve these goals for our patients because Dr. Bowman is a world-renown orthodontic inventor and educates other orthodontists worldwide.  We also feature three convenient locations with warm and welcoming environments where each person feels genuinely cared for.  In addition, our entire team obsesses about every patient’s positive experience.  These benefits are just some of reasons that your choice for orthodontic care should be with Team KO.  We will take good care of you, we promise.


We are extremely honored that you have chosen to be part of the Kalamazoo Orthodontics’ family.  Parents can relax in our massage chairs, enjoy a fresh cup of coffee or meander through the office to enjoy our eclectic environment or learn more about all of the inventions and treatment innovations created by Dr. Bowman and Team KO, The Best Bracing Team on the Planet.


Your initial appointment is customized to your individual needs.  You will enjoy meeting our records coordinator to have diagnostic records taken.  A treatment coordinator will initiate an interview to ensure that we address your specific concerns.  Then Dr. Bowman will evaluate your records, do an examination, and customize a treatment plan to create a beautiful natural smile just for you.



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.  


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.  


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.

Portage Location

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.

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Our Kalamazoo practice is located at 5555 Gull Road in the landmark Trillium Building (on the Northeast corner of Gull and Sprinkle Roads); just look for the fountain in the pond.  We are quite proud of our newest office, designed by Dr. Bowman. From the nautical theme of the welcoming reception area and the cozy examination room, to the rock, sports, and movie memorabilia in our large clinic area, this practice is always a joy to visit.  We’re proud to have offered orthodontics in the Kalamazoo/Richland region for over 30 years.

PAW PAW Location

Our Paw Paw practice was redecorated with a completely new vibe.  This office is located in the heart of Paw Paw, adjacent to lovely Maple Lake, at 179 West Michigan Avenue (Red Arrow Highway). In fact, folks come to relax in our parking area and enjoy lunch by the water, watching the swans, or to fish off the covered walking bridge.  We welcome you to our entertainment themed reception area and coffee bar.  Auto racing displays for NASCAR, IndyCar, and Formula 1, along with Los Lobos and Los Lonely Boys memorabilia, adorn our clinic walls.  As the only orthodontist along the I-94 corridor from Kalamazoo to St. Joseph, we’ve taken great pride in serving this area for over 30 years.

“You’re never fully dressed without a smile”

-Martin Charnin

No matter where you live in Southwest Michigan, we believe that we have you covered for orthodontics.  We look forward to seeing you at any of our three unique practices and hope to be your first choice for creating a new smile for you and yours.  You’ve probably never had an experience like you’ll have at Kalamazoo Orthodontics. Why would you want to go anywhere else?

Kalamazoo Orthodontics: Improving Southwest Michigan One Smile at a Time