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I have been a patient for almost 2 years, I love coming in to the office because their all so sweet and nice. Honestly, I recommend people to go, they work really hard to make your smile shine.


Such a great, caring staff. They obviously love what they do and Dr. Whitney is the best. I Love my new smile.


I had braces for a very long time and I’m truly amazed with the outcome! The office is extremely professional and family friendly at the same time. Girls are working very hard to keep You comfortable and aware of every step into the treatment. In addition, Dr. Leitner, who was my provider is treating every case individually and makes sure that the treatment plan meets Your expectations. I’m braces free, and I love my smile; however, I will miss You Guys–> the positivity and energy was a big part of my visits. I wish You all the best and I truly recommend this place! �


Dr. Thomas was an awesome orthodontist. And he made me feel welcomed when I️ walked into the office. He always asked about the band which made my day. And he gave me straight teeth which makes me want to smile more often. Thank you Dr. Thomas


Love,Love,Love the atmosphere and energy of this office!! Dr. Leitner and his staff are the absolute BEST!!

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1577 Ebenezer Rd
Rock Hill, SC 29732

Confident Smiles Made Daily

Our office offers a breadth of services to meet your needs. Check out the overview of our services listed below or book a consultation to discuss which services are best for you.

  • Braces
  • Invisalign® Aligners
  • Smile Express®
  • Retainers
  • Kids 7 & up
  • Remote Care

Our Team

You can have it all!  We work with patients to achieve their full smile potential by creating exceptional experiences provided by rockstar team members who help to deliver awesome outcomes every day.  Confident smiles are made daily at Smile Doctors.

Tripp Leitner
Dr. Tripp Leitner

James “Tripp” Leitner loves orthodontics because it is about building relationships while having fun and creating amazing, energetic smiles.

Leitner receives his undergraduate degree from the The Citadel and stayed in Charleston to attend dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then continued training at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where he completed his orthodontic residency.

Leitner is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and South Carolina Association of Orthodontics, among many other organizations.

Outside of the office, Leitner enjoys working on his farm in Chester, hunting, playing golf, Gamecock football, cooking and fitness.

Whitney Buechel
Dr. Whitney Buechel

Whitney Buechel is a persistent perfectionist who tries to bring out every patient’s best smile while making them smilein the process.

Buechel earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She then attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina where she completed her residency and completed her Master’s of Science in Dentistry.

Buechel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and South Carolina Dental Association.

In her spare time, Buechel likes to spend time with her family – including her two 60-pound lap dogs – running, skiing, riding bikes, and passing the summer by on the beach.


Awesome staff. Very patient with the young clients. Has lots of fun contests and prizes to keep kids engaged.

Susan Watts Kehl

I absolutely love this practice! The staff is ALWAYS polite, friendly and professional. Not to mention as far as flexibility, if you have an appointment and you need to swap it out or wait they do so and it’s never a problem!

Shay Bee

I’m a hygienist for Dr. Al Johnson. His oldest son Cas had braces put on by Dr. Thomas & Leitner and now he works there while going to school!! I figured if my boss thought they were the best then I should send my son Zach! Zach got his braces on yesterday! The office is state of the art and the staff are great and so helpful!!!! The office may not be the closest or most convenient for me but I’d drive and go out of my way for excellent care!!!!

Jennifer Thomas-Jordan

From the beginning you can tell this is a passion and not a business. Dr Leitner is uniquely 100% “All In” with every patient. My wife, daughter and two niece’s have all been recipients of his craft and there is no question where my other two children will go! Best is the standard when it comes to Thomas and Leitner!

Scott Prophet

Professional and perfectionists! Our daughters have beautiful smiles! Highly recommend Dr. Leitner and his wonderful staff in Fort Mill or Rock Hill. ��

Alison Decker Garand
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