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New Office for Adults

Smile Big. Smile Often. South Carolina’s #1 choice for Invisalign orthodontics.

Have a smile you love to show off!

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Hillary and Emily M., Irmo, SC

The Invisalign Expert in South Carolina

We have created over 20,000 beautiful smiles in Columbia and Chapin, SC.

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Eric, Erica, and Emily W., Irmo, SC

Fewer visits and easier treatment

Find out if Invisalign is right for you or your child.

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Matthew, Julianne, and Daniel J., Irmo, SC

With Pitner Orthodontics, your choice is clear!

Your smile is how you greet the world – and that is why it is our joy and honor at Pitner Orthodontics to help you achieve your straightest, whitest, and brightest smile with easy Invisalign orthodontics options for busy adults, teens, and children.


Pitner Orthodontics is your Invisalign specialist and the choice for thousands of families in Columbia, Irmo, and Chapin, South Carolina. Why?

1) Dr. Leslie Pitner specializes in Invisalign treatment for teens and adults.  Have you been told that Invisalign would not work for you?  Do you wonder can work for your child?  Here’s the good news – Invisalign can straighten virtually everyone’s teeth from children to adults!  Learn more about how Invisalign can make straightening you or your child’s teeth easier than you ever imagined.

2) Dr. Leslie Pitner is a recognized expert in orthodontics and wrote the book on treating adults – Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life:  A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults.  Pitner Orthodontics also has an office exclusively dedicated to adults – Pitner Downtown – the only office of its kind in the entire Southeastern United States.

3) 100% Smile Guarantee. We absolutely guarantee that you will have a great experience at Pitner Orthodontics and that you will LOVE your smile!  Click to learn more.

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Dr. Leslie Pitner is South Carolina’s Top Rated Invisalign Orthodontist

At our helm is Dr. Leslie Pitner. From Chapin, South Carolina, Dr. Pitner grew up watching her father Dr. John Pitner develop this orthodontic practice. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Williams College, Dr. Pitner realized that she too wanted to give back to the community through orthodontics. Particularly fascinated with the smile’s ability to change lives, she completed her Masters in Applied Positive Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. 

What she learned in her unique master program contributed to her book, Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life: A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults. Dr. Pitner believes strongly in the power of the smile in benefitting the lives of her patients, and this central belief and passion is at the core of Pitner Orthodontics.

On the technical training side, Dr. Pitner graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2002, completed her specialty certificate at UNC, and received her Master of Science in Orthodontics in 2005.

ve Psychology. Now I am doing the work I always dreamed of – creating beautiful smiles that truly transform people’s lives! Over 20,000 people in the Columbia, South Carolina area have had their lives changed with a smile from Pitner Orthodontics. Because of my research on the importance of a smile, I wrote Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life: A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults. I know that a smile can change your brain and your life in ways you may have never imagined. A confident smile can take you to places you never dreamed and the benefits continue to build over a lifetime.

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What are Invisalign Braces?

While you may be used to the standard braces lined up on the front of your teeth, Invisalign braces are designed to be virtually invisible, even when you smile. At Pitner Orthodontics, we offer “Invisalign braces,” which are clear, removable trays that you can pop in and out of your mouth whenever. This allows our patients full autonomy over when and how they can straighten their teeth. The trays work to align the teeth when they’re in, and should be taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Many of our patients love Invisalign braces because it’s an easy way to fit orthodontics into our busy lives – and a virtually invisible way to do so, too! Be in control of your own teeth straightening experience by doing it on your terms. 

Many of our patients tell us that they were originally told that they don’t qualify for Invisalign, which is a myth. They’re often told this by their dentists, who frequently do not specialize in Invisalign. Other patients worry about the Invisalign cost or how it works – we’ll sit with you in our free consultation to look over the Invisalign cost to you and talk you through how to get the most out of your clear, removable trays. They’re most effective when worn for at least 20 hours out of a given day.

Once we take a 3D scan of your teeth, Dr. Pitner will create a treatment plan for you. You’ll be given a set of Invisalign aligners to wear every week – each of which will align your teeth closer and closer to the perfect smile. You’ll graduate to the next pair when the next week rolls around, and we’ll monitor your progress with the occasional visit. 

We recommend Invisalign braces for busy adults and teens. Invisalign treatment is essentially the same regardless of age, but we’ve added features for the teen Invisalign braces that will help parents track how often your teen wears them. We also offer a free replacement if a pair goes missing – but that happens less often than you may think!

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Serving Kids, Teens, and Adults

Dr. Pitner is a recognized expert in serving adults, and because of this, Pitner Orthodontics has opened an office solely dedicated for adults called Pitner Downtown. It’s the only office of its kind in all of the southeastern United States.

While Pitner Orthodontics specializes in caring for teens and adults, we also offer early evaluation for children, which we recommend at the age of seven. Unlike most orthodontic offices, we don’t require referral by a dentist and we offer the evaluation at absolutely no cost. 

During the initial evaluation, we’ll do the following: 

  • We’ll take photos and panoramic X rays of your child’s mouth and teeth.
  • We’ll assess the information to determine if there are problems such as missing teeth, too little or too much space, problems with how the permanent teeth will fit together, or if teeth are not abrupting properly.
  • Based on this information, we’ll make a recommendation for treatment which seldom involves beginning treatment at the age of seven (but, in some cases, it might.) We’ll then monitor your child’s tooth development every six months to make sure they’re on track to the original treatment prescription. This way, parents have all the information necessary when it comes to their childrens’ orthodontic needs.

Even if your child seems to have great teeth, we recommend this free evaluation to make sure there are no underlying issues, such as with jaw development. Problems including an underbite (when lower teeth hit in front of the upper teeth) and a crossbite (when back top teeth are inside the bottom teeth) are issues that are most easily solved before the child reaches the age of 10.

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Pitner Orthodontics: Serving Chapin, Irmo, and Columbia

Pitner Orthodontics treats more adults and children with Invisalign than any other orthodontics practice in South Carolina! With offices in Chapin, Irmo, and Columbia, we’re easily accessible throughout the state. We treat children, adults, and teens – and our downtown location specifically treats adults – and have done so for 40 years and counting. 

Our place in the community matters to us, which is why we contribute to local school districts, youth league teams, church mission trips, and community art projects. We believe in investing in our own – not only through helping all South Carolina residents achieve their perfect smiles but by shaping the community’s resources.

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Invisalign Cost and Process

The process of developing your custom-made Invisalign braces is easy and straightforward!

  1. Dr. Pitner will use a scanner to make a 3D model of your teeth. 
  2. Based on the model, Dr. Pitner will create a treatment plan that our team will use as our guide to guide your teeth into perfect alignment.
  3. You’ll receive a set of clear plastic aligners (the Invisalign braces). The number of aligners in the set depends on your individual needs – for some clients, it’s as few as 5-6, and for others, it can be up to 70 or more pairs. 
  4. You’ll then wear each pair of plastic aligners for one week, then switch to the next pair the following week.
  5. Gradually, the aligners will shift your teeth to create a beautiful, straight smile! 

We also offer Acceledent, a device that works through the mechanical micropulses of the teeth. Acceledent allows teeth to shift more quickly by stimulating the cells around your teeth, while also ensuring the alignment process is more comfortable. We recommend our patients use Acceledent for at least 20 minutes per day for best results

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I am always treated like a important person and always taken care of. I love Dr. Pitner!

Reagan H. (Teen)

Complimentary Ideal Smile Design Session

We offer complimentary, 30-minute smile design sessions! These sessions allow us to understand what you’re looking for, and talk through the different options we offer to see what makes the most sense for you. Call us anytime for your free session – our number is 803-408-7372! You can also text us at the same number or use the “Message me!” feature if that’s easier for you. We’re excited to help you achieve the smile of your dreams!

In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, our offices are currently closed until April 13. We are available for any patient emergencies and will be answering our phones from 9 - 1 PM. You may also text us at 803-781-5225 if you have any questions. For our patients currently in Invisalign treatment, please email us at for details on how to obtain more aligners.