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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Six Month Smiles

Asheville area dentist can perform the same work as an orthodontist with Six Month Smiles

Men and women in the Asheville area who are interested in addressing misaligned teeth often believe that the only way to achieve a better smile is by visiting a specialist such as an orthodontist. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth! With today’s breakthroughs in cosmetic dentistry, traditional dentists such as Dr. Christopher Port of the Asheville Smile Center can now achieve similar results with a treatment commonly known as Six Month Smiles.

Six Month Smiles is an alternative to more traditional metal bracket and wire braces. Dr. Christopher Port and the team of the Asheville Smile Center can determine if patients are appropriate candidates for this type of treatment. Patients with mild to moderate misalignment of the front teeth may benefit greatly from Six Month Smiles in achieving a more beautiful smile quickly and affordably.

Dr. Christopher Port describes Six Month Smiles as “clear braces.” The brackets are plastic and clear, while the wires used to realign the teeth are tooth-colored. This allows treatment to be more discreet while still providing amazing results. While some patients who visit a traditional orthodontist may be dealing with years of orthodontic work to correct their smile, patients with Six Month Smiles can achieve alignment in just a few months in comparison.

Determining candidacy starts with a physical examination and x-rays to check the alignment of the smile and what needs to be done to achieve improvement. Some patients with more severe cases of malocclusion, or misalignment of the bite, may be better suited for treatments offered by a traditional orthodontist. This can be determined during the initial evaluation at the Asheville Smile Center.

Patients who are interested in learning about Six Month Smiles and how it can help Asheville area patients achieve a more beautiful smile are welcome to contact the team of the Asheville Smile Center to book a consultation appointment with our staff. We can make recommendations based on the needs of the patient, and may also recommend alternative solutions such as composite resin bonding or porcelain veneers depending upon the patient’s situation.

Call the Asheville Smile Center today to schedule your first appointment with Dr. Christopher Port and his team of dedicated professionals ready to help you in creating the smile of your dreams!

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