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.

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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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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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Six Month Smiles

Arden, NC area dentist describes the benefits of Six Months Smiles


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Dr. Christopher Port understands how the idea of traditional braces can turn patients off to correcting their smile’s alignment. When misaligned teeth, gaps between teeth, and poor bite alignment are concerns, patients will avoid pursuing treatment because they are unwilling to undergo months or years of treatment with metal bracket and wire braces. However, patients in the Arden, NC area are welcome to ask our dentist about another way to achieve the smile of their dreams. They can discuss the benefits of alternative solutions such as Six Month Smiles.

How Six Month Smiles works

At the Asheville Smile Center, we want our patients to have choices. When patients have choices as to how they want to obtain a more beautiful smile, they feel more in control of their dental health and wellness. Misalignment can be a cosmetic concern, especially when the teeth near the front of the smile are impacted. Gaps between the teeth, teeth that are overcrowded, or teeth that are turned can have a negative impact on how one feels about their appearance. With orthodontic treatment, results can be achieved. With Six Month Smiles, patients are excited to learn that they can not only achieve the results of a new smile faster, but also with more discreet appliances.

Six Month Smiles is a special type of orthodontic treatment that is designed for patients with mild to moderate misalignment. This treatment still uses brackets and wires, but they are tooth colored for a less noticeable solution. Six Month Smiles uses a self-ligating wire to quickly move teeth into their new positions with long-lasting results and less discomfort . The primary benefit? Six Month Smiles will allow most patients to achieve their new look in four to nine months, with most patients changing their smile within six!
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Who is a candidate?

To determine candidacy, Dr. Christopher Port and his team encourage patients to book a consultation appointment at the Asheville Smile Center to determine if they are appropriate candidates for treatment. Patients with more severe cases of misalignment, or who have bite alignment concerns, may still be better suited for traditional orthodontic treatment with metal bracket and wire braces. Our dentists can provide referrals to appropriate professionals for such services. Additionally, our practice also offers an orthodontic alternative known as Invisalign, which uses clear aligner trays to reposition the teeth. This method of treatment can often address bite alignment if it is moderate. By speaking with Dr. Christopher Port, patients can decide what is best for achieving the results they desire.

What are the benefits of Six Month Smiles?

The primary advantages of Six Month Smiles include:
  • Affordability
  • Speed
  • Aesthetics

Can Six Month Smiles be painful?

In most situations, patients find Six Month Smiles to be a comfortable process. However, if any adjustments are made to the wire or the braces themselves, patients may experience some minor discomfort of the teeth for a day or two following these changes. This is common but well-tolerated, and patients can use over-the-counter pain medication to manage it.

What age should patients be to obtain Six Month Smiles?

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We are pleased to offer Six Month Smiles for patients of all ages, but most of our patients who seek treatment are teenagers or adults seeking a cosmetic service that is aesthetic in appearance during treatment. To determine if a child is eligible for Six Month Smiles, Dr. Christopher Port encourages individuals to book a consultation appointment with our team of professionals so the smile can be evaluated and recommendations can be made regarding what is best.

At Asheville Smile Center, we have dental solutions to help you feel confident about your smile!

Contact Dr. Christopher Port and the team at Asheville Smile Center today to discuss the options available in terms of improving the aesthetics and function of the smile. With orthodontic treatment, patients can feel at ease in sharing their smiles with others, knowing that they have a beautiful grin! Call the office today to make an appointment at (828) 585-4049 and visit Suite 610 at 600 Julian Lane in Arden, NC.

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