A large part of the practice of dentistry is about mental health, as much as it is about the physical attributes of one’s teeth, gums, and jaw. Keeping your smile bright and attractive is an important part of your overall sense of well-being. Here at the offices of Panama City Orthodontist Dr. M. Scott Runnels, we have helped countless patients feel better about themselves, or about their family, by showing them how modern orthodontic techniques and materials can achieve the results they want without any of the imagined temporary drawbacks that they dread.
Orthodontists have spent decades in developing new and better procedures to correct misalignments in the teeth. Reducing everyday irritation is a major advancement in modern orthodontic practice – as is the way in which it is now possible to avoid, minimize, or disguise the dreaded tinfoil smile that was once an automatic feature of getting braces in past eras. Realignment can now occur much faster and more unobtrusively than ever before. Nor is that the end of the journey, since even more superior techniques are moving into general orthodontic usage all the time.
While some of these techniques are available at a regular dental office, new dental technologies are apt to appear first in the toolkit of the orthodontist – who is a dentist that has undergone additional specialized training and certification in order to provide the best in modern teeth straightening procedures. Once these new innovations have gained widespread acceptance among the broader dental community, they will then slowly percolate down to the standard dental practitioners.
What this means for our patients here in the Destin and Panama City Beach areas is that they need the services of a state-of-the-art orthodontist such as Dr. Runnels in order to attain the cutting edge results that everyone wants for themselves and their families. Of course, a lot of other factors also have to be figured into the equation that adds up to a healthy smile for life.
The mental stress on the patient can be greatly reduced when they are sure in their own mind that they are going to end up with a beautiful smile, that the procedures will be relatively painless, and that the entire process will be finished a lot sooner than they think it will. An initial consultation with Dr. Runnels can show you just how far dental science has advanced in this arena and what it can do to bring joy and happiness not just to you but to everyone around you as well.