We Are Excited To Announce That Starting May 11th We Will Be Open For Normal Business Hours!
We’ve missed you! We hope you have stayed safe and in good health!
Infection control has always been a top priority for our practice! You may have seen this during your visits to our office in the past. Our infection control processes are made so that when you receive care, it’s both safe and comfortable. We want to share additional precautions we will also be taking to ensure the well-being and safety of our team and patients.
Read Full List of Precautions
They will include but are not limited to:
Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
Asking for patients to wear masks when coming in and out of our office
Asking a list of screening questions during appointment confirmation and repeating the list upon patient arrival
Having patients wait in their vehicle until team member comes to take their temperature
Having patient wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to office
Limiting one parent or guardian to accompany one minor to his/her/their appointment
Implementing digital forms/paperwork (including consent for treatment form) and payment options
Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols using electrolyzed water and medical grade sanitizers
Cleaning the air with ozone filtration every evening
Having all patients rinse with treatment specific mouthwash prior to any treatment
Using advanced suction systems that reduce aerosols
Screening our team each morning with questionnaire and temperature checks
Masks worn throughout office by every patient and team member, except for when patients are receiving treatment
*Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Asheville, NC, dentist explains the benefits and cost of Invisalign
By Dr. Christopher Port
Many adults who research orthodontic treatment are thinking about making a cosmetic improvement to their smiles. However, there are other benefits as well. Straighter teeth can improve the overall health of the mouth because it makes it easier to clean the teeth and remove food particles that could otherwise become trapped between misaligned teeth. Many adults are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment because of the embarrassment of wearing traditional braces as well as the cost and length of treatment.
Dr. Christopher Port of Asheville Smile Center offers Asheville, NC, residents an alternative solution to traditional braces with Invisalign orthodontic treatment. While the greatest benefit of Invisalign braces is the invisible appearance, there are other advantages.
Comfort: Metal braces can be sharp against the inside of the mouth, causing tiny tears on the cheek and tongue; however, invisible braces use smooth plastic trays to shift the teeth in small increments.
Removable trays: While patients should wear the trays almost 24 hours a day, the trays can be taken out to eat, brush and floss. Additionally, Invisalign trays can be removed for important events, although most people can’t even tell you’re wearing them.
Timing: The exact length of time a patient uses Invisalign will vary, but most patients can achieve their desired results in less than two years.
Convenience: Invisalign is a great option for adult patients with busy lives. This treatment requires fewer office visits than traditional orthodontics. Instead of visiting the dentist or orthodontist to have braces tightened, patients simply swap out their trays every two weeks
The first step to a straighter, smile is to call Asheville Smile Center at (828) 585-4049 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Port. The dentist and his team will examine your mouth and discuss your best options for achieving a smile you deserve.
Dr. Christopher Port is a full-time practicing dentist in Asheville, North Carolina. In 2007,Dr. Port founded the Asheville Smile Center, a dental practice dedicated to helping patients achieve a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles.
"Dr. Chris Port, Asheville esthetic dentist and smile rejuvenator, recently signed a publishing deal with CelebrityPress, a leading health book publishing company along with other leading dental professionals from across the country to release the book, "More Than A Mouthful."