Orthodontics Panama City FL

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.

Orthodontics Panama City FL

The Doctors at Buttram Orthodontics are experts in the field and they are here to guide you to your dream smile. Each Smile is unique, and at Buttram Orthodontics we have a variety of treatments to meet all of our patient’s needs.  

Panama City FL Braces and Invisalign: 

Panama City FL Braces

Traditional braces are one of the most efficient and effective orthodontic tools in use. First, we attach the metal or ceramic brackets to your teeth. Then we connect the brackets with wires and tiny rubber bands or elastics. Through regular adjustments with, these parts work together to apply gentle pressure, gradually moving the teeth where we want them to go. Panama City FL braces are a superb choice for fixing many tooth issues, both simple and complex.  Traditional braces are often a cost effective and successful option for people of all ages.

Panama City FL Invisalign

Instead of brackets and bands, the Panama City FL Invisalign system uses a series of clear, removable aligners to slowly but consistently move the teeth into alignment. This option is popular with both patients and orthodontists and is the top alternative to traditional braces. Invisalign gives wearers freedom while achieving a beautiful smile.

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