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).
How Asheville area patients can use Invisalign to improve their smile
Traditional orthodontics often comes with a negative stigma. Many patients are turned off by the concept of metal brackets being glued to the teeth and metal wires holding them all together. Though conventional orthodontics are often very effective in addressing moderate to severe misalignment, many teenagers and adults in the Asheville area are seeking alternatives available to improve their smiles. This is what makes Invisalign orthodontics extremely popular with patients of the Asheville Smile Center.
Dr. Christopher Port often suggests Invisalign to patients who want to improve their smiles without metal brackets and wires covering their teeth. Conventional braces can take many months—even years—to address malocclusion or bite issues, and are often less desirable. However, Invisalign works differently.
Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that focuses on providing a more discreet method of improvement. Instead of using brackets and wires, which pull teeth into their new position with force, Invisalign works by using clear aligner trays. These trays are custom-fabricated for patients. Each tray snaps over the dental arch and it is worn day and night to gently push teeth into better alignment. Invisalign aligners are worn for two weeks before the next tray is used, providing optimum results, typically faster than traditional braces.
Dr. Christopher Port is committed to helping his patients in the Asheville area rejuvenate their smiles without the need for conventional braces. Invisalign works differently but provides amazing results for those who want to rejuvenate their smile without brackets and wires. Invisalign is best for patients with healthy smiles who would like to address mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth or bite. Severe cases may require traditional orthodontics. During an initial consultation appointment, patients can determine if their smile would benefit from Invisalign treatment.
If you live in or around the Asheville area, and you have considered orthodontics, now is the time to research options such as Invisalign. Contact Dr. Christopher Port and the professional team at the Asheville Smile Center today and learn about the ways in which Invisalign can improve smiles without brackets and wires!
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."