Pitner Downtown – the first and only orthodontic practice

in South Carolina exclusively for adults

Imagine an orthodontic practice with no twelve year olds and no metal braces – an orthodontist convenient for you and your busy life.  You don’t have to imagine anymore because it is here!

At Pitner Downtown:  Orthodontics for Adults, we are dedicated to making it easy for you to get the beautiful smile you deserve. Improve your smile with no visible braces and benefit from the technology that makes treatment faster and more comfortable.  Dr. Leslie Pitner is a leading expert on orthodontics for adults and the author of Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life:  A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults. 

What are you waiting for?  It’s your turn.  We promise it will change more than your smile.  It will change your life.

Explore below to learn more and then click, call, or text us at 803-781-5225 to schedule your complimentary Smile Design session.  Or click to download a free chapter from Dr. Pitner’s book – “12 Orthodontic Myths – Busted.”


Dr. Leslie Pitner is Columbia’s expert in adult orthodontic treatment

At Pitner Downtown, we offer only the best options for adults, including Invisalign, hidden (lingual) braces, and clear braces.  We are located in the Capitol Center at 1201 Main St, Suite 900 in the heart of downtown Columbia.  We offer free validated garage parking to make your visits easy and convenient.  Call us at 803-667-3909 to schedule your free consultation!


Invisalign is a series of removable and customized aligners that gradually shift your teeth into the desired positions. The aligners are worn like mouth guards over your teeth and are virtually invisible to the naked eye. No one will know you are experiencing orthodontic treatment since there are no metal brackets involved. The aligners are replaced about every two weeks. Because the aligners are removable, you don’t have to adjust your diet to accommodate treatment, and hygiene is easier. These are just a few of the many reasons adults love Invisalign treatment so much.

Hidden (Lingual) Braces

Hidden lingual braces offer a truly invisible option for straightening your teeth. With lingual braces, the custom made brackets are placed on the inside of your teeth. Once in place, a series of custom arch wires are created just for you. Invisible hidden braces align your smile from the interior side of your teeth, making your orthodontic treatment truly invisible to others. With this option we can treat even the most complex orthodontic cases. Dr. Pitner has more experience with lingual orthodontic treatment than any other orthodontist in South Carolina, and she has lectured on lingual treatment across the United States.

Clear Ceramic Braces

If you want to straighten your smile, but Invisalign is not a your best option and you don’t want hidden braces, then clear ceramic braces are a perfect option for you! Ceramic braces are nearly identical to traditional braces and are designed to work in the same manner, except that they are made of a clear ceramic. The brackets are also a translucent ceramic that blends in with the natural color of your teeth, making them almost invisible to the naked eye. This is a very popular option for our adult orthodontic patients.


It is now possible to get a beautiful smile faster than ever before. At Pitner Orthodontics, we offer our patients AcceleDent – a device that stimulates the cells in the bones surrounding the teeth, allowing the teeth to shift more quickly and with less discomfort. AcceleDent works through mechanical micropulses of the teeth. To get this effect, you must use the AcceleDent for 20 minutes a day. It will reduce your discomfort and allows your treatment to progress more quickly. AcceleDent enhances any treatment, including Suresmile and Invisalign. By pairing 3-D treatment planning with an enhanced biological response from your teeth, you can achieve your best smile faster than you ever imagined possible.

Many Adults are Choosing Orthodontic Treatment

At any time in life, orthodontic treatment can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. With the technology we use to make braces more comfortable, invisible, and with shorter completion times, it is easier than ever to choose orthodontic treatment. Our adult patients know that it is never too late to improve one of the greatest, most powerful, most unique assets you’ll ever use each day of your life – your smile.

Why wait any longer? Get the smile you have always wanted!

Call (803) 667-3909 to schedule your free initial consultation today and find out how easy it to get your best smile at Pitner Downtown:  Orthodontics for Adults.

In order to prevent the further spread of COVID-19, our offices are currently closed until April 1. We are available for any patient emergencies and will be answering our phones for limited hours. 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 contact@drpitner.com for details on how to obtain more aligners.