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:
  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Asking for patients to wear masks when coming in and out of our office
  3. Asking a list of screening questions during appointment confirmation and repeating the list upon patient arrival
  4. Having patients wait in their vehicle until team member comes to take their temperature
  5. Having patient wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to office
  6. Limiting one parent or guardian to accompany one minor to his/her/their appointment
  7. Implementing digital forms/paperwork (including consent for treatment form) and payment options
  8. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols using electrolyzed water and medical grade sanitizers
  9. Cleaning the air with ozone filtration every evening
  10. Having all patients rinse with treatment specific mouthwash prior to any treatment
  11. Using advanced suction systems that reduce aerosols
  12. Screening our team each morning with questionnaire and temperature checks
  13. 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).

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 828-684-1633 or email us at info@AshevilleSmileCenter.com

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Dr. Christopher Port

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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