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).
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.
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."