Lynn Haven Orthodontist

Meet Your Lynn Haven Orthodontist

Dr. Buttram and his team at Buttram Orthodontics is dedicated to providing you with the most advanced and personalized orthodontic care. With years of specialized training beyond dental school, they are the go-to professionals for anything related to the alignment of teeth and jaws. We look forward to serving you in the Panama City, Lynn Haven, Callaway, Springfield, and surrounding communities.

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Panama City FL Orthodontist

Your Lynn Haven Orthodontist

Meet Dr. J. Randal Buttram

For more than 30 years, Dr. J. Randal Buttram has given his patients the best possible experience. Whether it’s learning new orthodontic technologies to making sure our office runs efficiently and smoothly, Dr. Buttram cares for each patient like they’re part of his own family.

He loves seeing young patients grow into confident adults and the moment when an adult patient sees their new smile in the mirror. Dr. Buttram chose to pursue orthodontics because it gave him the opportunity to witness patients reach these milestones in their lives.


Born in Alabama, Dr. Buttram grew up in Central Florida. He attended Harding University in Arkansas on a football scholarship and completed a Bachelors of Science in Biology with honors.

He then went on to earn his DMD from the University of Florida College of Dentistry, also with honors. He completed a 12-month hospital-based advanced general dentistry residency at University Hospital in Jacksonville.

Dr. Buttram received a specialty Certificate in Orthodontics after successfully completing a two-year residency at the University of Pennsylvania. He works to make sure he has to most up to date orthodontic knowledge.

He devotes more than 20 hours each year to continuing education focusing on developing efficient orthodontic treatment, cosmetic options like Invisalign® and clear braces.

Dr. Buttram is devoted to using his expertise to help you discover the right solution for your smile.


Personal Life

Dr. Buttram grew up in Central Florida before attending college in Arkansas, where he met his wife Angie. They’ve been married for more than 30 years and are delighted to live in Florida’s most beautiful community – Panama City.

Their two daughters give them plenty of reasons to travel. Emily is a physician’s assistant and lives in Nashville, Tennessee with husband Ray. Ellie lives in Dallas, Texas with husband Hayden.

In his free time, Dr. Buttram flies planes, golfs, cycles, stand up paddleboards, reads and surfs. He is actively involved with his church, local youth sports program as a team sponsor, and the local dental society.


Why Choose an Orthodontist Over a Dentist for Teeth Straightening

While both dentists and orthodontists help improve your oral health, orthodontists undergo additional years of specialized training specifically focused on the alignment of teeth and jaws. This makes them the experts in treatments that involve braces, invisalign, and other teeth-straightening procedures. Choosing an orthodontist for your treatment ensures that you're getting specialized care, which often leads to better results and a more comfortable experience.

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Unlock a World of Benefits with Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment is about so much more than just a pretty smile. It's a gateway to a host of life-changing benefits that touch every aspect of your life.

Physical Benefits: Properly aligned teeth are easier to clean, reducing the risk of oral health issues like gum disease and cavities.

Mental Benefits: The confidence that comes from a beautiful smile can be transformative, boosting your self-esteem and overall happiness.

Personal Benefits: A radiant smile enhances your social interactions, making them more enjoyable and fulfilling.

Social Benefits: In social settings, a captivating smile can make you more approachable and memorable.

Professional Benefits: In the workplace, a confident smile can leave a lasting impression, potentially opening doors to new opportunities.

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Take the First Step Towards a Better Smile Today

Don't wait to start reaping the benefits of orthodontic treatment. Contact us now to schedule your free consultation and take the first step towards a brighter, healthier smile that will serve you well in all aspects of your life.