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I rated the provider based upon how well the end result was, primarily. I chose Dr. Bowman because he is well-known internationally as an excellent orthodontist and he is (somewhat) local.
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Undergraduate & Medical SchoolUndergraduate: MS, Illinois Wesleyan University
Dental: DMD, Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine
Masters: MSD, Saint Louis University Department of Orthodontics
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1. Please introduce yourself to our readers and tell us about your background in orthodontics. Dr. Bowman: I grew-up in a very small town (Abingdon) in the middle of the cornfields in the western half of Illinois, attended Illinois Wesleyan University, and then Southern Illinois University-School of...
Most popular answers from Steven Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD
An Invisalign refinement is a common stage of treatment with this sytem. Consider an analogy from orthodontic treatment with traditional braces. At... READ MORE
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I'm Getting the Radiance Clear Braces in a Couple Months. How Bad is It to Get Them on the Top and Bottom? (photo)
Ceramic or crystalline braces are made of materials that are harder than your own enamel. Consequently, if clear braces are placed on the lower front... READ MORE
Before the teeth have the chance to move further, make sure to visit with your orthodontist to ask his or her opinion. Don't wait for additional... READ MORE
Not Happy with Results from Braces. After Treatment Tried a Tooth Positioner and Now a Hawley Retainer? (photo)
It is important that there is clear communication with your orthodontist about what can and cannot be achieved. Looking at the pictures, it seems that... READ MORE
Adding orthodontic elastics to Invisalign aligner trays and/or to brackets or buttons attached to specific teeth is a viable option for the correction... READ MORE
Wearing elastics on the outside of the aligners is most common useage and yes, they may make the trays slightly more noticeable, but by whom? Most... READ MORE
Top Trays Have a Bubble That's Visible While Talking, Do I Have the Right to Ask the Doctor to Redo Them?
The bubble you refer to fits over an attachment that was placed on your tooth that was prescribed and designed to specifically move that tooth.... READ MORE
Changing orthodontists in the midst of treatment is typically termed a "transfer" between practitioners. If the change is made strictly for... READ MORE
Before and After Photos by Dr. Bowman
Steven Jay Bowman, DMD, MSD has shared 3 before and after pictures with 10 helpful votes from the RealSelf community.
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