Your Panama City Orthodontist
At Buttram Orthodontics, our highly skilled orthodontist is passionate about creating beautiful smiles. With years of specialized training beyond dental school, our experts are equipped to handle complex cases, ensuring you get the effective, personalized treatment you deserve. Located conveniently in Panama City, we make your journey to a radiant smile as seamless as possible.
Meet Dr. Randal Buttram
Dr. Buttram 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, soft-tissue lasers, and mini implants (TADS).
Dr. Buttram is devoted to using his expertise to help you discover the right solution for your smile.
Why Choose an Orthodontist Over a Dentist for Teeth Straightening?
While both orthodontists and dentists work to improve oral health, they serve different roles. Orthodontists undergo additional years of training focused solely on correcting misaligned teeth and jaws. This specialized education makes them the preferred choice for teeth straightening procedures. They have the expertise to diagnose, prevent, and treat orthodontic problems, ensuring you receive the most comprehensive care.
The Multifaceted Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Investing in orthodontic treatment is about more than just aesthetics; it's an investment in your overall quality of life. On the physical side, aligned teeth are easier to clean, which promotes better oral health and lessens the risk of future dental problems. Properly aligned teeth and jaws also result in a more comfortable bite, alleviating unnecessary stress and wear.
Investing in orthodontic treatment goes beyond aesthetics; it's an essential step towards improving your overall quality of life. One of the most immediate physical benefits is easier oral hygiene. Straight teeth are simpler to clean, which leads to better oral health and a reduced risk of future dental issues.
Comfort and Functionality
Another physical advantage is a more comfortable bite. Properly aligned teeth and jaws can alleviate unnecessary stress and wear on your oral structures, resulting in a healthier and more functional bite.
Psychological and Lifestyle Advantages
The benefits aren't just physical; they extend to psychological and social aspects of life as well. A confident smile can be transformative, significantly boosting your self-esteem, improving your social interactions, and even opening up new career opportunities.