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.
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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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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
NC 28704 | Directions
Dr. Christopher Port

Types of Invisalign

Hendersonville area dentist describes Invisalign vs. traditional braces

Straightening the teeth has many advantages. It can improve aesthetics, allow patients to take better care of their teeth, and improve bite and function of the teeth. However, when patients are considering realigning their smile, they are often unhappy with the concept of traditional braces. Conventional orthodontics use metal brackets and wires to pull the teeth into alignment. Though effective, they are a turn off for patients who want to improve their smile without the embarrassment of “metal mouth.” Instead, these patients may want to speak to a Hendersonville area dentist about undergoing a treatment known as Invisalign.

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that works in a slightly different manner from metal bracket and wire braces. Invisalign works by using plastic aligner trays, which are worn over the dental arch to reposition the teeth gently over the course of several months. An entire series of trays are made using digitized impressions of the natural teeth. Patients use each tray approximately two weeks before switching to the next one in the series.

Many patients who are considering Invisalign vs. braces often ask their dentist about the advantages of using this state-of-the-art orthodontic alternative. Here are just a few of the most commonly noted benefits of Invisalign over traditional metal brackets and wires:

The aligner trays are smooth and fit precisely over the dental arch, ensuring comfort. Traditional braces have a tendency to scrape inside the mouth, and patients may need to deal with placing wax over these brackets to stay comfortable.

The primary draw of Invisalign vs. braces is appearance. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligner trays, which are practically indistinguishable from the natural smile while in place. Many patients love that they can go about their day, socialize with others, and feel confident while their smile is improving.

Invisalign is often similar in price to traditional braces making them extremely desirable for patients on a budget.

Invisalign aligner trays are just as effective as metal braces. They can provide a solution to mild to moderate misalignment of the teeth and the bite.

Malocclusion can be corrected with Invisalign therapy, and patients who are interested in achieving a more beautiful smile are encouraged to contact the Asheville Smile Center today to book a consultation appointment with Dr. Christopher Port.

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