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.

Before Call for an emergency you must read
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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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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