Kalamazoo Parents’ Picks for Favorite Orthodontists- 2022

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Find an Orthodontist that Aligns with Your Family’s Needs

I had braces for two and a half years.  And while it felt like an eternity as a teen, I only have distant memories of the brackets and wires that straightened my teeth.

The part I won’t forget, however, is my orthodontist:  he had nicknames for all of his patients and told terrible dad jokes.

While I didn’t appreciate braces at the time, I am so grateful as an adult for my smile.

My kids often ask if they will have braces someday. My answer is always the same: “probably,” followed by “but it will be easy.”

I can say this confidently because I know we will choose the right orthodontist for our family too. And while I can’t guarantee corny jokes, I know he or she will make my kids comfortable.

When to see an Orthodontist

According to the American Association of Orthodontists, these are common scenarios in which to request an orthodontic consult:

  • Early or late loss of baby teeth
  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Mouth breathing
  • Sucking the thumb or fingers, or other oral habits
  • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth
  • Jaws that shift, make sounds, protrude or are recessed
  • Speech difficulty
  • Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
  • Protruding teeth
  • Teeth that meet in an abnormal way or don’t meet at all
  • Facial imbalance or asymmetry (features out of proportion to the rest of the face)
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Inability to comfortably close lips

Even if your child does not meet these criteria, most orthodontists will recommend an initial consult around age seven. For most children, treatment will start at age 12.

Orthos for Kalamazoo Families

There are a number of skilled providers in the Kalamazoo area offering braces, Invisalign and other treatments for teeth alignment. Every name in this guide received significant votes from our readers.

Any sponsors you see were first voted by our readers and then were invited to offer more information about their practice.

Are you on the search for other health care providers for your family? See the Top Voted Doctors in Kalamazoo with a listing of Dentists, OBGYNS, Pediatricians, etc. who provide medical care in the community

(Please note that this content is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. Users are advised to check the certification of any care providers listed below and consult their own medical doctors before proceeding with a care plan).


Voting Results: Kalamazoo Orthodontists

Does your teen or tween need braces? Orthodontia is a significant commitment, both in time and finances for many families. Our readers named these orthodontists the best in town.

2022 Best Doctor

Winner: Dr. S. Jay Bowman at Kalamazoo Orthodontics

Top 5 Orthodontists

1 – Bowman, Dr. S. Jay (Kalamazoo Orthodontics)
2 – Knapp, Dr. Brandon (Drake Road Orthodontics)
3 – Randall, Dr. Letitia (Drake Road Orthodontics)
4 – Kwong, Dr. Thomas (Kwong Orthodontics)
5 – (TIE) Grabowski, Dr. Kenneth W. (Dr. Grabowski Orthodontics)
5 – (TIE) Hallgren, Dr. Kevin (Hallgren Orthodontics)

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Voted Best Orthodontist in SW Michigan

From first contact at Kwong Orthodontics, our orthodontist, Dr. Kwong, is committed to your individual attention and strives to provide personalized oral health care tailored for your unique orthodontic needs and goals. We work hard to create the ultimate stress-free and comfortable orthodontic experience.

Dr. Kwong specializes in Orthodontics for Children and Adults and it is our mission to educate and provide our patients with the best orthodontic care in the Kalamazoo area.

Dr. Kwong and his entire staff are AMAZING! My daughter just got her braces off yesterday and her teeth look absolutely PERFECT! We are so happy we chose Kwong Orthodontics.

Voted Best Orthodontist in SW Michigan

An inclusive and fun environment coupled with the highest quality care is what we’re all about! We know that our patients will love not only their beautiful smile, but their entire journey at DRO.

Our complimentary exam and consultation is the first step in our relationship. We see kids as early as age 7 to evaluate their smile development, or maybe you’ve decided it’s time to better yourself. We look forward to meeting you!

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Selecting your Family’s Provider

Investing in braces and other orthodontic treatments can be overwhelming. By selecting an orthodontist recommended by Kalamazoo area parents, you can feel confident that your provider will be the right fit for your family.

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