Dr. Scott Runnels Orthodontics has two locations in Florida, one in Panama City Beach and one in Destin. It was established in 1999. Dr. Runnels earned a degree in dental medicine from the University of Alabama. He then undertook training in orthodontics at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale. He is a member of several […]
Orthodontics: When is the Right Time?
Human deciduous teeth, also known as baby teeth, are expected to naturally fall out before the teenage years. Very young kids are rarely good candidates for orthodontics because of the temporary and unsettled nature of their oral anatomy. However, our orthodontist may carefully monitor the development of milk teeth that might cause some complications with […]
Orthodontics for Teens – What are the Options?
If you have a teenager and there are orthodontic concerns, the thought of traditional braces may be a major roadblock. Those teen years are difficult. There is peer pressure, kids are self-conscious, and everyone is trying to fit in. The last thing your teen wants is a mouth full of metal every time someone snaps […]
Orthodontics for Adults – What Are My Options?
More adults are getting braces these days. In many cases, they are doing so because they need them and their parents weren’t able to afford them. In other cases, they have simply become more aware that having straight teeth is good for both their looks and their health. Adults who get braces, regardless of type, […]
Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
Taking care of your teeth can be a big job. Some of us are lucky enough to have a healthy set of teeth and healthy gums so that the work is not too difficult. Others struggle with mouth, teeth, gum, bite and jaw issues that go beyond simply brushing and flossing twice a day. This […]
Best and Worst Foods for Your Teeth
If you’re serious about looking your absolute best, caring for your teeth can help you realize your objective. As many orthodontic experts know, prevention is the best route to take when you’re caring for your smile. This means that brushing, flossing, and eating right will pay an integral role in helping you keep your pearly […]
What is Dentofacial Orthopedics?
When a child’s jaw and other bones surrounding their mouth become imbalanced or grow crookedly, it can lead to a variety of cosmetic and oral health issues. There were relatively few options outside of comprehensive surgery once the child had stopped growing, but many patients are now benefiting from dentists with a specialization in Dentofacial […]
Braces or Invisalign – Which is Right for Me?
Both braces and Invisalign are viable methods for medical treatment in straightening teeth and promoting their proper function. While braces uses metal wires to straighten teeth into proper alignment, Invisalign offers a clear, plastic means for treatment. Both treatments are viable, but one might be more suitable for you than the other. At M. Scott […]
Orthodontics – A Brief History
The end of the year is fast approaching, and that’s always a good time to take a look back at the past. At M. Scott Runnels Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics in Destin and Panama City Beach, we offer the latest in orthodontic care for children, teens and adults. To learn more, or to schedule an […]
Childhood is the optimal time for straightening the teeth. However, for one reason or another, people many times don’t make that choice in their youth. One reason for this is the high cost of braces. An average range of the cost of braces is $5,000 to $7,500. Braces are not used only to give an […]