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 only Premier Invisalign provider in Columbia and has treated more patients with invisible (lingual) braces than anyone in South Carolina.  She has also lectured across the U.S. about invisible braces and aesthetic treatment for adults. In addition, Pitner Orthodontics is the only practice in Columbia, SC, that offers Suresmile – a process that lets Dr. Pitner precisely design your smile and bite using 3D software and then create the customized wires and aligners to deliver an ideal result. Only 300 orthodontic practices in the world offer this advanced service, which allows Dr. Pitner to give you better results in a shorter time. This technology also allows her to completely customize your treatment by combining different types of braces and clear aligners.

Pitner Orthodontics offers faster, more discreet treatment options and technology that make adult orthodontics easier than ever before. We offer clear ceramic braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and the most discreet and aesthetic of all options – invisible hidden braces placed on the back of your teeth! All of these options can be customized to your needs. Maybe you want invisible braces on your top teeth and clear on the bottom teeth? At Pitner Orthodontics, you choose the option that makes you feel great about the process while achieving the smile and bite you have always hoped for.

Why wait any longer? It’s your turn to get the smile you want.  Click or call today to schedule your complimentary consultation (a $249 value including dental exam, photos, digital x-rays, and complete analysis with treatment options). 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.