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).
Arden, NC area dentist describes the benefits of Six Months Smiles
By Dr. Christopher Port
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!
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:
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?
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.
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.
- Kristin W. BEST DENTAL EXPERIENCE in my 60 years of life!!! Professional, knowledgeable, and courteous, Dr. Port and his staff totally met my needs for scheduling, physical comfort during procedures, and communicating with me at every turn. Asheville Smiles is my Forever Dentist now. Finally found the right dentist!
"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."