Office Closure Notice - Open for Emergencies ONLY!

Dear Patients, Families and Friends,

As our community copes with the fast-moving spread of Covid-19, coronavirus, we hope you and yours are in good health during this stressful time.

As you are aware, the CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has issued warnings and precautions to health-care providers worldwide regarding Covid-19, Coronavirus.

Public officials have advised medical and dental providers to postpone elective procedures for a limited time while we social distance in the effort to slow the spread of this virus.

Patients with upcoming appointments that will have to be rescheduled will be notified by our team, on an ongoing basis as we wait for more understanding of this ever-changing situation.

We will continue to be available on a limited basis for dental emergencies only.

Should you experience a dental emergency, please call our main office phone number and leave a message. This phone number connects to our after-hours cell phone. We will respond to you as soon as possible.

Before Call for an emergency you must read
We will continue our use of universal precautions, which includes use of our masks, gloves, surface barriers, and will always exceed the highest standards of disinfection and sterilization for all instruments per OSHA and CDC guidelines.

The health, safety and well-being of our patients, families and our community is of the utmost concern. Having said that, here are some precautions we’re asking you to take if you come in for an emergency:
  1. Please let us know as soon as possible if you start to experience any symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath), and we will be happy to reschedule your appointment for another time.
  2. Please do not bring anyone to your appointments. If you need a ride, ask the person who drives you to your appointment to wait in their car until your appointment is concluded.
  3. Please wash your hands or use hand sanitizer after entering our office.
  4. We will also be monitoring temperatures prior to caring for you.
If you have any other questions or concerns, please feel welcome to call us at(828) 684-1633.When we are given the green-light to renew regular business operations, we will update you.

We thank you for your patience during this interruption and we look forward to seeing you as soon as we are able, happy and healthy.

Warm regards,
Dr. Chris Port and the Asheville Smile Center Team
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Types of Invisalign

Invisalign vs. traditional metal braces: Dentist in Asheville explains the effectiveness of each orthodontic treatment

The right orthodontic treatment can leave you with straighter teeth and a smile that you love. Thanks to advances in dentistry and orthodontics, you have many options for attaining the smile of your dreams. Invisalign is a series of clear aligner trays that are used to treat mild to moderately misaligned teeth and malocclusion. You will find this innovative orthodontic treatment at Asheville Smile Center in Asheville. Respected dentist Dr. Christopher Port and our team are happy to explain the effectiveness of Invisalign.

Invisalign vs. traditional metal braces

Invisalign and traditional metal braces are both effective methods for straightening the teeth and improving the bite. The treatments are also comparable in cost. However, there are several differences between the two treatments. Aesthetics, comfort, and convenience lead as the top reasons patients choose Invisalign over traditional orthodontics.

Invisalign includes a series of nearly invisible aligners that gently straighten the teeth over time. The aligners are numbered in the order they should be worn. It is likely nobody will notice patients have sought orthodontic treatments because they can remove the aligners for eating, brushing, flossing, and special events. Invisalign is ideal if patients do not want a smile full of metal brackets and wires that can irritate the cheeks and gums. In contrast, Invisalign involves trays made of a comfortable and smooth plastic material. Patients enjoy the convenience of Invisalign treatment and the ability to remove aligners when they choose. They also can count on the smiles of their dreams in 12 to 18 months, significantly less time than the typical treatment length for traditional orthodontics.

With Invisalign, there is no need to be concerned about food becoming trapped between metal wires. Patients can eat whatever they want during treatment. Traditional metal braces treatment will restrict patients from eating foods that can become stuck between the wires.

With so many benefits of Invisalign, many teenagers and adults want to learn more about the treatment. If you want to explore your candidacy for Invisalign, we would love to meet with you during a consultation. We will examine your mouth, teeth, and gums and may take x-rays to determine if Invisalign is right for you. To schedule an appointment, call our friendly team at (828) 585-4049.

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