Dr. Grant Bowbeer received his masters degree in 1969 from the graduate orthodontic program at the University of Michigan. Dr. Bowbeer has been in private practice since then in Ann Arbor. He did conventional orthodontics for 14 years, before he was awakened to functional treatment and superior esthetics by a lecture by Dr. Merle Bean from Des Moines, Iowa back in April, 1983. Over the next 2 years he converted his practice to incorporate functional appliances, and started a major research project to determine just what is proper facial esthetics.

From this research he developed a diagnostic method that matches the facial esthetics of fashion models, beauty contest winners, and movie stars. He has developed a facial analysis and a cephalometric analysis that are easy to understand and to use.

Dr. Bowbeer’s treatment sequence is to first establish proper condylar position, if needed, and then treat the jaws and dentition to this proper position with a proper sequence of orthopedics and orthodontics. This treatment usually includes upper and lower arch expansion, development of the proper vertical dimension, and then the coordination and alignment of the teeth. His extraction rate on patients over the past 10 years has been reduced from 60% of patients down to 10% using these new techniques. Any type of backward pulling headgear is rarely used in his practice.

Dr. Bowbeer has been lecturing since 1985 on facial esthetics, proper orthodontic diagnosis, functional orthodontic, and TMJ treatment. He has lectured at several national meetings of the AAFO and the USDI and to many study groups all over the United States and in several other countries around the world.

He is a contributing editor for the publication “The Functional Orthodontist” and he has written a dozen articles on treatment based on facial esthetics and proper TMJ function. His articles demonstrate the subject of his lectures.

Publications

    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: The Five Keys to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 2
    • Number 3:12-29
    • May/June 1985
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: Saving the Face and the TMJ

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 2
    • Number 5:32-44
    • September/October 1985
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: Saving the Face and the TMJ – Part 2

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 3
    • Number 2:9-24
    • March/April 1986
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: Saving the Face and the TMJ – Part 3

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 3
    • Number 5:6-21
    • Sept/Oct, 1986
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: Saving the Face and the TMJ – Part 4

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 4
    • Number 1:8-21
    • Jan/Feb, 1987
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: The Sixth Key to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 4
    • Number 4:10-35
    • July/August, 1987
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: Man of the Year Interview

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 4
    • Number 6:12-16
    • November/December 1987
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: The Seventh Key to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health – Proper Condylar Position

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 5
    • Number 5:4-20
    • Sept/October, 1989
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: The Seventh Key to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health – Part 2: Proper Condylar Position

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 7
    • Number 2:4-32
    • Mar/April, 1990
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: The Five Keys to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health, Reprinted with an Update

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 8
    • Number 5:13-27
    • Sept/Oct, 1991
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: The Seventh Key to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health – Part 3: The Proper Condylar Position

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 10
    • Number 2:32-44
    • March/April, 1993
    • Bowbeer, G.R.N.: Functional Orthodontics: Past, Present, and Future

    • The Functional Orthodontist Vol 12
    • Number 1:16-17
    • January/February, 1995

Reprints

* Reprints of these articles are available from:

  • American Assoc of Functional Orthodontics

  • 106 S Kent St
  • Winchester, VA 22601
  • Phone: 800.441.3850

Lecture Topics

  1. The Seven Keys to Facial Beauty and TMJ Health
  2. Diagnosis: (Creating Better Facial Esthetics)
  3. Newer Diagnostic Concepts and TMJ Treatment Based on Facial Esthetics and Vertical Dimension
  4. Treatment Priorities: TMJ First, Profile & Smile Second, Teeth Last!
  5. Newer Appliances to Simplify TMJ Phase 1 and TMJ Phase 2 Treatment

This Lecture Answers the Following Questions

Are movie stars, fashion models and beauty contest winners “genetic accidents”? Are they the fortunate few to have excellent profiles and beautiful smiles? Or do many patients, both children and adults have this potential if proper treatment is rendered?

Diagnosis: (Creating Facial Esthetics That Matches the Movie Stars)

The course approaches orthodontic diagnosis from the “outside in,” looking at the face first and then setting treatment goals to create a beautiful face and healthy TMJ.

Bowbeer Facial Analysis

A method of facial diagnosis developed by Dr. Bowbeer matching esthetic standards of movie stars, fashion models, and beauty contest winners will be demonstrated.

Bowbeer Cephalometric Analysis

A cephalometric analysis developed by Dr. Bowbeer using only one angular and 3 linear measurements will be demonstrated and its clinical accuracy to facial esthetics will be demonstrated.

Treatment of Orthodontic Problems

  • Orthodontic treatment to facial esthetic goals
  • Treatment concepts for preteens, teenagers, and adults

Diagnosis and Treatment of TMJ Dysfunction

  • TMJ history taking
  • Clinical exam
  • First phase tmj treatment
  • Second phase tmj treatment
  • Treatment priorities: tmj first, profile & smile second, teeth last

Many NEWER, SIMPLER orthopedic appliances will be demonstrated to correct many of the CAUSES of TMJ dysfunction problems.

Contact

Dr. Grant Bowbeer
11928 Algonquin Drive
Pinckney, MI 48169
Email:
Phone: 734-649-0336