Village of Paw Paw

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Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Dr. S. Jay Bowman is a board-certified orthodontic specialist who strives to create the most natural smiles, with braces or Invisalign, for children, teens, and adults. We have three convenient locations in Portage, Kalamazoo, and Paw Paw.
Company Overview
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. In addition, our entire team obsesses about every patient’s positive experience.
General Information

Convenience is the Key at Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Three Convenient Locations to Serve You

With three convenient office locations in Portage, Paw Paw, and Kalamazoo, we strive to be the most accessible and convenient orthodontic practice possible for our patients. Please call us for a complimentary, no-fee examination to get started right away on a beautiful new smile. We certainly strive to offer you a unique and personal, concierge experience.

Convenient Financial Arrangements Designed For You

We offer a variety of convenient and flexible financial options that are customized for your needs. This includes working with insurances, multiple payment plans, automatic payments, and third party plans featuring no down payments and extended plans. Our goal is not to let financing concerns prevent you from the benefits of a new smile.

Club 57 – Evening Extended Hours

We offer some limited later evening hours only at our Portage office location to make our practice even more accessible to you and your busy lifestyle.

Multiple Treatment Options

We our proud to offer our own colorful Signature series of braces, the Butterfly System, These miniature low-profile brackets are exceptionally esthetic and were designed by Dr. Bowman for exceptional comfort and versatility. We also feature clear Radiance braces for an even more esthetic appearance during treatment for you.

Perhaps, Invisalign clear aligners are an option for you. Kalamazoo Orthodontics was the first Invisalign Premier Provider in the area, having maintained that status since 2006. We were also one of the four orthodontists chosen to be on the Invisalign TEEN Research Team and we have developed devices like the Hu-Friedy Clear Collection of Instruments, Aligner Chewies, and Retainer Retrievers to enhance the Invisalign experience.

Call 269-344-2466 to Make A Complimentary Exam Appointment for Any of Our Three Locations: Portage, Kalamazoo, Paw Paw

Founding date

Dr. Bowman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a member of the Edward H. Angle Society of Orthodontists, a Fellow of both the International and the American College of Dentists, Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honor Organization, a charter member of the World Federation of Orthodontists and is a Regent of the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation. He developed and teaches the Straightwire course at The University of Michigan, is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Saint Louis University, an Assistant Clinical Professor at Case Western Reserve University, a Visiting Clinical Lecturer at Seton Hill University and Milton Sims Visiting Professor at the University of Adelaide. He received the Angle Research Award in 2000, the Alumni Merit Award from Saint Louis University in 2005, and the Orthodontic Education and Research Foundation Merit Award in 2017. He was 1 of 4 on the Invisalign Teen Research Team.

He has over 150 articles published, has contributed to 15 book chapters, and has given over 150 lectures in over 38 U.S. States and 36 countries on 6 continents.

Dr. Bowman has developed a number of orthodontic product concepts including the Butterfly Bracket System and v-slot auxiliaries, several TAD-based auxiliaries, Class II Combination Therapy, Bowman Modification and Horseshoe Jet (Distal Jet), Bowman Consolidator, Duralight Retention Material, Hu-Friedy Clear Collection, Monkey Hook and Kilroy Spring for impacted teeth, Aligner Chewies and Retainer Retrievers for Invisalign, WYRED cheek retractor, Double-Up, Quick Fix with SideSwipe, 

Kalamazoo Orthodontics

179 W Michigan Ave, Paw Paw, MI 49079

Dr. Jay Bowman

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  • Orthodontist