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).
Patients in Asheville ask, “What are the typical cost factors of Invisalign treatment?”
Cost and convenience of treatment are the typical factors explored for dental and orthodontic procedures. Respected dentist Dr. Christopher Port and his team at Asheville Smile Center understand so we educate patients in Asheville and beyond about various factors of treatments. We want to help patients make the best decisions regarding their oral as well as overall health and wellbeing. In addition to patient education, we believe in providing convenience. Therefore, we offer dental as well as orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign.
Understanding the purpose of Invisalign
Invisalign involves a system of customized clear aligners designed to move the teeth into proper positions. We use Invisalign to treat mild to moderate tooth misalignment, malocclusion, and crowded or overlapping teeth.
Learning about the benefits of Invsialign
The cost of Invisalign is comparable to traditional metal braces; however, the treatment time can be significantly shorter. It will usually take 12 to 18 months to achieve desired results, which is significantly less time than is typical with traditional metal braces treatment. While both treatments can effectively straighten the teeth and improve the bite, Invisalign provides the following benefits:
Aesthetics – Invisalign includes a series of nearly invisible aligners, which are numbered in the order they should be worn and are changed every two weeks. There is no need to deal with wires, brackets, and rubber bands.
Convenience – You can remove Invisalign trays for drinking, eating, brushing, and flossing. You do not have the same luxury with traditional metal braces.
Comfort – Metal brackets and wires can irritate the cheeks and gums; however, Invisalign trays are made of a comfortable and smooth plastic material.
Flexibility – We recommend wearing the trays 20-22 hours per day but you determine when to remove them.
No food restrictions – You must avoid certain hard and sticky foods with traditional metal braces; however, you can remove Invisalign aligners and eat the foods you love.
Would you like to explore if Invisalign treatment is right for you? If your answer is “yes,” schedule a consultation appointment with one of our dentists by calling our friendly and knowledgeable team at (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.
- Heather B. I had a wonderful experience at Asheville Smile Center! I was very nervous about the amount of work needed and the potential cost. The staff were all very friendly, offering fresh baked cookies, aromatherapy and massage chairs! Dr. Hernandez was very thorough and was very to talk to. It was just an awesome visit!
"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."