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).
Dental team in the Asheville area provides innovative teeth straightening treatment for different types of malocclusion
When the upper teeth protrude slightly over the lower teeth, it is a normal bite. An abnormal bite, or malocclusion, is classified by how the teeth fit together. Patients often ask the Asheville Smile Center about teeth straightening treatment that can improve different types of malocclusion. Our team provides innovative orthodontic treatments such as Invisalign to straighten teeth and improve the bite.
There are many types of malocclusion including crowded teeth, open bite, overbite, underbite, and cross bite. Permanent teeth may have difficulty coming in properly when teeth are crowded. When the upper and lower teeth do not overlap but the molars fit together, an open bite may be present. If the upper front teeth reach over the lower front teeth, patients may suffer from an overbite. Underbite involves lower front teeth protruding farther forward than the upper front teeth. When upper teeth fit in the wrong side of the lower teeth, there may be a cross bite.
Invisalign involves plastic aligner trays that gently move the teeth into proper position over time. Invisalign can be ideal for mild to moderate misalignment of the bite and crowded or overlapping teeth. Patients can look forward to smooth plastic aligners that are comfortable to wear during treatment that lasts typically 12 to 18 months. This treatment length is significantly shorter than the typical two to three years required for traditional metal braces.
Adults and teenagers find Invisalign is convenient because the aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and even special occasions. We recommend wearing the aligners for at least 20-22 hours per day. The aligners can also be removed for brushing and flossing. With Invisalign, patients can eat the foods they love such as apples without concern of breaking the wires or food becoming trapped between the teeth and wires. There is no need to be concerned about the metal wires or brackets of conventional braces that can irritate the cheeks or gums.
Do you want to explore your candidacy for Invisalign? If you do, we recommend scheduling a consultation appointment with one of our respected dentists by calling (828) 585-4049 today.
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.
- Lisa S. Best dentist experience I've ever had! Everyone is incredibly nice and personable. It's evident that this isn't just work for the employees, but an enjoyable place to be. I was very impressed with how well they communicated with one another and worked diligently to personalize the experience for me and other customers. I wasn't just another mouth to clean, but a person who they wanted to get to know, and I still came out of there with an exceptional cleaning and more knowledge about my dental hygiene than when I came in. I'm so thankful for their wonderful work and service, not to mention the two freshly baked cookies on my way out!
"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."