Change more than your smile.  Change your life.

Click to learn about Pitner Downtown: Orthodontics for Adults –  South Carolina’s first (and only) orthodontic practice exclusively for adults.

When many adults think of straightening their teeth, their first fear is that they will have to look like a teenager with a “metal mouth.” Fear no more!  Whether you choose Invisalign, hidden lingual braces, or clear ceramic braces, we have an option that will keep you smiling confidently while you get your new smile.  And orthodontic treatment offers even more than just a beautiful confident smile. It gives you a more comfortable, better fitting bite so your teeth can last a lifetime.

Dr. Leslie Pitner is a leading expert on orthodontics for adults and is the author of Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life:  A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults. She is the expert on Invisalign in South Carolina, treating more patients with Invisalign than any other orthodontist in the state.

Pitner Orthodontics offers faster, more discreet treatment options and technology that make adult orthodontics easier than ever before. We specialize in Invisalign clear aligners. Has another orthodontist or dentist told you that Invisalign won’t work for you? Dr. Pitner has successfully treated the most complex problems with Invisalign. She can do the same for you too!

Why wait any longer? It’s your turn to get the smile you want.  Click, call, or text us at 803-781-5225 today to schedule your complimentary Smile Design session with Dr. Pitner . Or click below for a free chapter from Dr. Pitner’s book.


Dr. Leslie Pitner is Columbia’s Expert in Adult Orthodontic Treatment

At Pitner Orthodontics, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments specifically designed to give adults the healthy, confident smile they deserve. We specialize in:

  • Invisalign®
  • Lingual (Hidden) Braces
  • Clear Braces


Tanika, Jazmine, and Courtney D., Columbia, SC

Tanika, Jazmine, and Courtney D., Columbia, SC


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 do not qualify for Invisalign and 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.

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