Invisalign Braces Columbia SC

Is Invisalign right for you? Your dentist has said that you may need braces and they have referred you to an orthodontist. The one thing you remember from the TV commercial is that the trays are almost invisible. Where do you go to find out more information? If you don’t currently have an orthodontist, or are not happy with them, please consider Dr. Leslie Pitner at Pitner Orthodontics for Invisalign braces in Columbia SC.

Preparing for Invisalign Treatment

The Invisalign alignment tray system first received approval from the FDA in 1998. They became widely available after 2000. Since then, the system has undergone revision and improvement. Today, it is one of the most effective tooth-straightening methods in use.

Although Invisalign can’t fix all alignment problems, it has been successful in straightening the smiles ofĀ  over 8 million happy people. That figure includes over 1.4 million teens. If you think Invisalign might be right for you, contact Pitner Orthodontics by completing the virtual consultation form.

After we receive your contact information, we may ask you to submit additional information. During your virtual consultation, we will discuss our initial findings. We may discuss several treatment options so that you can select a plan that fits your needs and your insurance.

If we determine that Invisalign is right for you, you will have an in-person examination. Dr. Pitner will use 3D imaging equipment to make a map of your teeth and mouth. Handy-dandy computer software will configure a series of graduating tray liners. The liners will gently shift your teeth into correct alignment as you wear them.

What to Expect During Treatment

At the beginning of your treatment program, you will receive several sets of tray liners. You will wear each set for approximately two weeks. As you shift into a new set of liners, you may experience minor discomfort that will only last a couple of days.

You will wear your tray aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. This includes wearing them to sleep. Removing trays for eating and drinking (except for water) can sometimes be inconvenient. One of the best perks of the Invisalign system is that there are no dietary restrictions. Oral hygiene is crucial — remember to brush and floss before reinserting your tray liners. Failure to properly clean your teeth can accelerate tooth decay.

Depending on your treatment plan, you will have periodic appointments for Dr. Pitner to check your progress. Minor adjustments may occur in your tray schedule, and you will receive additional tray sets.

Although some Invisalign programs are as quick as six months, the average treatment period is 12 to 18 months. Because the trays are almost invisible many people won’t even realize that you are wearing braces.

Invisalign Braces in Columbia SC

Invisalign braces are available in Columbia, SC through Pitner Orthodontics which is a Diamond-Plus Invisalign provider. Dr. Pitner and the entire staff in any of our three offices are ready to welcome you.

Our Columbia office:
5953 Wescott Rd.
Columbia, SC 29212
Phone:Ā (803) 408-7372

Downtown Office:
Pitner Orthodontics: Orthodontics for Adults
1201 Main St. Suite 900
Columbia, SC 29201
Phone:Ā (803) 667-3909

Our Chapin Office:
814 Old Bush River Rd.
Chapin, SC 29036
Phone:Ā (803) 345-6767

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Invisalign Near Me

If you are looking for an Invisalign provider, you undoubtedly searched “Invisalign near me” and the answer was two million pages of results. Shorten your search and bookmark Pitner Orthodontics.

How InvisalignĀ Rates Providers

Align TechnologiesĀ uses a system of points to rate dentists and orthodontists providing Invisalign service. Each level corresponds with a set number of points:

  • BronzeĀ ā€“ 0 Points
  • SilverĀ ā€“ 5,000 Points
  • GoldĀ ā€“ 24,000 Points
  • Gold PlusĀ ā€“ 30,000 Points
  • PlatinumĀ ā€“ 60,000 Points
  • Platinum PlusĀ ā€“ 100,000 Points
  • DiamondĀ ā€“ 140,000 Points
  • Diamond PlusĀ ā€“ 200,000 Points

Doctors earn points by providing treatment and the points are accumulated as follows:

  • Full Treatment — 1,000 Points
  • Teen Treatment — 1,000 Points
  • Assist Treatment — 1,000 Points

Dr. Pitner is rated as a Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider. There is no higher rating, which is why Pitner Orthodontics can boast that they are the best Invisalign provider in South Carolina.

Because your smile is a part of who you are, you want it in the best possible hands. Just fill out the Virtual Consultation request to get a start today.

Invisalign Near You

Invisalign is a system of nearly invisible alignment trays that are worn over your teeth. They gently nudge your teeth into the correct position. Since the trays are removable, you don’t have to worry about special diets. Simply remove the trays for eating and drinking, then brush and floss before reinserting the trays.

Although using Invisalign does require some dedication from you, they are an excellent way to improve your smile without the stigma of traditional braces. You will need to wear the trays for 20 to 22 hours per day. If you skimp on the daily wearing, your treatment period may be longer. You are in charge of your treatment with Invisalign.

Even if you have been told in the past that you don’t qualify for Invisalign treatment, we encourage you to take advantage of our free consultation. Our Smile Assessment, a $249 value, includes digital x-rays and complete smile analysis. Simply use the handy “Virtual Consultation” button on our website to begin your journey to a great smile.

If the cost concerns you, relax. During your Smile Assessment, we will discuss cost, insurance options, and easy payment programs. Our goal is to make your smile perfect and we can’t do that if you’re frowning!

Invisalign is perfect for busy teens and adults. They are almost invisible and most people won’t even realize you are wearing braces.

Ditch the Rest and Go With the Best

Ditch your search results and bookmark Pitner Orthodontics. When it comes to your smile, why settle when you can have the best? With three offices in South Carolina, there is definitely one near you. Dr. Pitner is eager to be your Invisalign provider.

Columbia Office:
5953 Wescott Rd., Columbia, SC 29212
Phone: (803) 667-3909

Chapin Office:
814 Old Bush River Rd., Chapin, SC 29036
Phone: (803) 345-6767

Pitner Downtown: Orthodontics for Adults:
1201 Main St., Suite 900, Columbia, SC 29201
Phone: (803) 408-7372

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