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).
Arden, NC dentist helps patients understand Invisalign treatment for a straighter smile
By Dr. Christopher Port
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
- Savannah B. I have such high anxiety of going to the dentist. Haven’t been in 4 years because of it. Alivia talk me through what they do for patients with anxiety and made me feel easy about coming in. Then Melissa my hygienist was so comforting and made me feel easy through my whole cleaning. She also payed attention to every concern I brought up. I would recommend 100%. Thank you Asheville Smiles for making this experience awesome and helping me look forward to my next appointment for the first time.
"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."