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).
Asheville dental practice offers Invisalign treatment to straighten teeth
By Dr. Christopher Port
For residents in Asheville, NC, Dr. Christopher Port of Asheville Smile Center offers a variety of dental services. Patients seeking options to correct their smiles may benefit from clear aligner trays such as Invisalign for the treatment of crooked or misaligned teeth. Patients, adults in particular, often want alternatives to metal brackets. Invisalign is a popular choice.
The purpose of aligner trays
Made of clear, BPA free plastic, Invisalign trays are custom created for each patient. Impressions of your teeth are used to create your personal trays. The trays fit snugly around your teeth to ensure proper placement, avoid movement, and maintain patient comfort. Gentle pressure within the trays gradually shifts the teeth into alignment. A series of trays are used. After wearing one set of trays for a couple weeks, that set is discarded and a new one is worn. The change in pressure placement promotes the progression as your teeth move into the desired positions. Aligner trays are often the treatment of choice for patients needing mild to moderate orthodontic correction.
Orthodontics serve functionality and aesthetic purposes.
Although patients often turn to orthodontics because they want straight, beautiful smiles, orthodontics serve functional purposes as well. Orthodontic treatments keep your teeth straight and healthy. When teeth are crooked or misaligned, it is more difficult to clean all of the hard to reach areas. Bacteria quickly builds up. Straight teeth are easier to clean with regular brushing and flossing. The bite is often corrected too once teeth are in proper alignment.
The Invisalign advantage
Benefits of aligner trays include:
Custom trays are designed from the patient’s teeth to ensure the proper fit.
Invisible trays are made of clear plastic
Comfortable trays fit snugly, allow patients to speak naturally, and can be removed for meals and oral care.
We offer aligner trays as well as the Six Month Smiles system. If you are interested in straightening your teeth, schedule a consultation with Dr. Port today. (828) 585-4049
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."