Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result and the least amount of time and expense.
The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment.
Dr. Brodie Bowman
is a native of Ft Walton Beach having attended all 3 local schools- Kenwood, Pryor, and Choctaw. After graduating from Choctaw in 1989, he attended both the University of Central Florida and the University of Florida where he played soccer for the University club teams and surfed competitively in the National Scholastic Surfing Association. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the University of Florida as a member of the National Honor Society and was selected to attend dental school at Nova Southeastern University in South Florida.
He completed both his D.M.D and Orthodontic Residency with Highest Honors from Nova Southeastern University, College of Dental Medicine in 2003 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Brodie spent the next 3 years serving as an Orthodontist in the USAF. He was stationed at Yokota AB outside Tokyo, Japan for 2 years and finished his military service at Keesler AFB, in Biloxi, Mississippi as Chief of Orthodontic Services. After separation from the USAF, Dr. Brodie settled next to the slopes in Denver, Colorado where he joined a group practice and helped build 3 additional offices during the 5 years he practiced in Colorado. Dr.Brodie and Dr. Grace often discussed the idea of working together and it didn’t take much enticing to recruit Dr. Brodie back to his turf of Ft Walton Beach.
Dr. Brodie and his family are thrilled to be a part of this warm, inviting community and feel privileged to work with and continue Dr. Grace’s legacy of orthodontic excellence.
My name is Traci and I have been working in the orthodontic field since 1984. I am the New Patient Coordinator which means I am one of the first people you meet when you come to our office! I am married to a wonderful man, Paul. We have two beautiful daughters, Ashley and Taylor, who attends Florida State University, GO NOLES!! I have two granddaughters, Aubrey and Rylee. In our free time we love boating and spending time with our friends and family.
Hi, my name is Erin. I graduated from the Northwest Florida State College Dental Assisting Program in 2003. I joined this team in 2004 because I was familiar with the office and staff from my personal orthodontic experience here. I graduated from Niceville High School where I met my husband, Scott. We have 2 beautiful daughters Molly and Keely. In my spare time we enjoy outdoor activities, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
My name is Brittany. Florida has been my home for the past 16 years after my parents got stationed here in 2001 from Hawaii. I love going to the beach and will spend my day there any chance I get. I graduated Niceville High School in 2012 and continued my college education at Northwest Florida State College. There, I achieved my AA degree and finished the Dental Assisting Program in 2017.
I was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. I have been an Orthodontic assistant since 2006. I love working in this field and being a part of developing beautiful smiles from start to finish. I enjoy working in Dr Bowman’s office because of the fun, upbeat atmosphere our staff and patients create. When I am not helping develop amazing smiles, I spend time with my husband and 4 active kids. We enjoy hanging out, watching movies, spending time at the beach and playing/watching baseball.
Hi, my name is Jennifer and I am a Patient Coordinator for Dr. Bowman. My husband Kelly and I are happy to live on the Emerald Coast with our children Lindsay and Jarrett. We enjoy being outdoors, watching football and traveling around this beautiful area we live in. The most rewarding part of my job is seeing the proud smiles of our patients when they are done with treatment.