​​​   269-963-4118     4602 Beckley Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015       

269-273-9595             111 E Kelsey St, Three Rivers, MI 49093        

269-544-1222            950 N 10th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009       


Bandeen OrthodonticS

We appreciate Dr. Souers and the opportunity that he provided to Bandeen OrthodonticsDr. Souers brings Years of experience to our team

Dr. James L. Souers is a board certified orthodontist and has practiced in Southwestern Michigan for more than 25 years. He practices as an orthodontist with Bandeen Orthodontics & Center for Dental Sleep Medicine at our locations in Kalamazoo and Three Rivers, Michigan.  The Kalamazoo and Three Rivers, Michigan locations were formerly know as Michigan Orthodontic Specialists and were started by Dr. Souers in the 1980's  At the end of 2016, Dr. Souers and his team joined our team at Bandeen Orthodontics.  He continues to see patients in the Kalamazoo and Three Rivers locations.

He received his doctor of dentistry and orthodontic degrees from the University of Michigan, is a former Research Scholar at the University, and has several professional publications to his credit. During the Vietnam war, he served as a dental officer in the US Navy.

Dr. Souers is certified by the American Board of Orthodontics and licensed by the State of Michigan in dentistry, in the specialty of orthodontics. He is a long-standing active member of The American Association of Orthodontists, The Great Lakes Association of Orthodontists, Michigan Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, and the Kalamazoo Valley District Dental Society.

In the spring of 2017, Dr. Souers retired from the practice.  He still lives in Three Rivers, Michigan and spends his free time traveling the globe on fun adventures.


Dr. Michelle Thornberg, orthodontist, is the newest member of our Bandeen Orthodontics team. She has over 20 years of experience as an orthodontist.  We are excited to have her with us.  


Please come back to this page in mid-summer of 2017 to see our new Bandeen Orthodontics website on which there will be lots of information about our team, our philosophy, and plans for amazing changes that will improve your care and your experience!