The entire team at Pitner and Carroll Orthodontics would love to welcome you into our family of patients! The doctors and their staff promise to give you a beautiful smile and comfortable bite along with a friendly, nurturing experience. Pitner and Carroll Orthodontics has been proud to serve the residents of Columbia and Chapin, South Carolina for over 40 years, and we have a proven record of top quality care. If this will be your first visit to our offices, you will find helpful information here to prepare for your appointment.

What to Expect

We will create a custom treatment plan for you. Depending on the degree of alignment correction necessary, you may have only a few tray sets or as many as 70 or more. Each tray set is designed to apply specific pressure to your teeth gently but firmly. As you shift from one tray set to the next, you may notice a slight difference in where the pressure is applied.

During this appointment, we will take X-rays, photos, and 3D virtual scan of your teeth. If you or your child are ready for treatment, we will then discuss the recommended treatment and your financial options. In the event your child is not yet ready, we will discuss their future orthodontic needs and prepare a program to monitor their dental development.

Common Questions

During each patient’s initial exam, we address the following questions covering the basics of orthodontic treatment. We encourage you to ask your own questions and voice any specific concerns you may have.
  • What problems or conditions can orthodontic treatment address?
  • Should I wait for all permanent teeth to erupt or begin treatment now?
  • What treatment procedures will be used to correct the problem?
  • Do any permanent teeth need to be removed?
  • How long will treatment take?
  • What kinds of braces are available? (Traditional, clear, lingual or Invisalign)
  • How much will it cost?
  • What are my payment options?

Open Communication

We believe that good orthodontic care relies heavily on open communication between Dr. Pitner and Dr. Carroll, our staff, and our patients. We promise to speak candidly and honestly with you about each stage of our diagnosis and recommendations, any alternative treatments, and any symptoms present that may require further treatment. Working together, we know we can achieve a true partnership with the common goal of helping you achieve a beautiful, confident smile!

New Patient Consultation Schedule Your Appointment Today

As you prepare for your first visit, check out our common problems page and get directions to the office. If you have any questions about your first office visit, or want to request an appointment, please contact us and a team member will happily assist you.
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