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.

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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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Dr. Christopher Port


Arden, NC dentist helps patients understand Invisalign treatment for a straighter smile


Dr. Christopher Port is a dentist at the Asheville Smile Center

Do you wish you had a straighter smile?

Men, women, and teenagers in and around the Arden, NC area who are interested in learning about solutions for misaligned teeth are welcome to book an appointment with our team here at the Asheville Smile Center. Dr. Christopher Port is a dentist who offers general, cosmetic, and restorative care to patients ready to transform their smiles. Understanding the options available is important in choosing the right treatment. For patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the smile, solutions such as Invisalign are often recommended.

What is Invisalign?

Dr. Christopher Port and his team encourage patients to think about Invisalign as a solution for teeth that are misaligned, crooked, or spaced apart. Invisalign in is a method of orthodontic treatment that eliminates the need for traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Instead, using clear plastic aligner trays, we can reposition the teeth in the same manner with the same results – without patients having to visit a specialist or spend months, sometimes years, with metal braces on their teeth! Invisalign is a revolutionary solution to a common problem.
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How does Invisalign work?

at the Asheville Smile Center. Dr. Christopher Port is a dentist who offers general, cosmetic, and restorative care to patients ready to transform their smiles.
Invisalign uses trays that are custom-made for a patient to gently move the teeth where they need to be. This is achieved when patients comply with their treatment. First, the dentist takes digitized impression of the dental arch, which are sent to the Invisalign laboratory where the team makes a series of custom trays. These trays start with the current formation of the smile and then gradually shape to the teeth as they shift into place. The number of trays in a series for each patient will differ, depending on the severity of misalignment. Dr. Christopher Port receives the trays from the Invisalign laboratories and patients come back into the practice to obtain their trays and learn more about how the system works. Care and use are discussed, and patients leave the office with their aligner trays. Trays are worn for two weeks before moving to the next tray in the series, and they should be worn day and night for proper results. Patients can remove their trays from their mouth when they are drinking, eating, brushing, or flossing. Once patients achieve the results they desire, they can continue to use the final tray as a retainer or request a long-term retainer through our practice to maintain the results for life!

What are the benefits of Invisalign?

Invisalign is:

  • Fast
  • Effective
  • Safe
  • Comfortable
  • Affordable
  • Discreet
When patients are faced with misalignment, they may avoid asking their dentist about solutions because they fear the idea of covering the smile with metal brackets and wires to achieve results. With Invisalign, patients can feel confident throughout their treatment because of how quickly it works and how simple it is to do. Invisalign has completely changed the way many of our patients look at orthodontic treatment, allowing them to not only get the smile they’ve desired, but also do so without feeling embarrassed throughout the process.

Who is a candidate for Invisalign?

Dr. Christopher Port receives the trays from the Invisalign laboratories and patients come back into the practice to obtain their trays and learn more about how the system works.
Determining candidacy for treatments such as Invisalign is done during an initial consultation appointment with Dr. Christopher Port and the team at the Asheville Smile Center. A physical evaluation is performed, as well as a discussion with the patient about what they want to achieve. X-rays may be done to check the health of the rest of the smile as well. The best candidates for Invisalign are patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth. It may be done strictly for cosmetic purposes or to help patients in realigning their bite, whether they deal with an overbite, a crossbite, or an underbite.

Schedule an appointment today!

Dr. Christopher Port is a dentist at the Asheville Smile Center who has committed his practice to helping patients of all ages in achieving beautiful, healthy smiles for life! If you live in the area of Arden, NC and are ready to discuss the benefits of services such as Invisalign orthodontics for treatment of a misaligned smile, schedule a visit today! We can be reached by calling (828) 585-4049 and our practice is conveniently located at 600 Julian Lane, Suite 610.

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