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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Existing Patients Call:
600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
NC 28704 | Directions
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Orthodontists near Asheville, NC cannot dispute the value of Invisalign

At Asheville Smile Center, we believe that personal service achieves the best results. If you would like a straighter, healthier smile, consult with us about Invisalign.

Historically, orthodontic care meant wearing metal brackets and wires on teeth for well over a year. Some patients even had additional components in the form of colorful rubber bands, which would attach to metal brackets to encourage a specific type of movement.

For adults who would like to correct misalignment, this image of orthodontic care is unappealing. Adults teens seeking treatment for misalignment today are fortunate to have more options than ever before. At Asheville Smile Center, many cases can be successfully completed with the Invisalign system.

Some people refer to Invisalign as clear braces. This is only partially accurate. Technically, clear braces are brackets and wires that are colored to blend into the smile. This form of treatment still poses certain disadvantages and risks. Because Invisalign requires only that you wear custom-fit aligners throughout your course of treatment, you experience benefits that you can't get with braces:
  • Aligners are smooth and they fit right against your teeth. This leads to the most discreet appearance as you improve your oral health and smile.
  • Nothing is cemented to your teeth. Oral hygiene can be completed without obstacles, and you can continue to enjoy eating whatever you like.
  • By having the ability to brush and floss your teeth freely, you are able to maintain optimal oral health throughout treatment.
  • The absence of brackets also means that there are no sharp edges that could catch on your lip or cheek, causing discomfort.
  • Follow-up visits take place less frequently and do not involve tightening appliances. The Invisalign treatment involves switching aligner trays every two weeks. Over several months, you will move through your prescribed series of aligners, seeing your smile improve along the way.
At Asheville Smile Center, we understand that you have a number of experienced orthodontists in the Arden area to choose as your care provider. However, when you want an alternative to metal or tooth-colored braces, Invisalign makes sense. See how easy it can be to achieve your dental goals, call our office at (828) 585-4049.

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