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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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
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What is Six Month Smiles?

The Six Month Smiles orthodontic system is designed for the correction of minor misalignment occurring at the front of the mouth. Using proven orthodontic practice, Six Month Smiles has made certain modifications in focus and materials that lead to a shortened time frame for completion of treatment. This cosmetic solution for misalignment suits the busy adult lifestyle.

How is it that orthodontic treatment can be accelerated for quick results?

The technology and technique behind Six Month Smiles is very similar to traditional braces. Teeth are moved quickly and safely with these clear braces through consistent pressure on the teeth that show in the smile. Because the back teeth are not moved, the time frame for treatment is only four to nine months, depending on the amount of movement we need to achieve.

Will Six Month Smiles cause damage to any oral structures?

As with traditional orthodontic treatment, there is a very small risk that tooth movements may damage gums, teeth, or root structure. Since there are seldom extractions performed before Six Month Smiles treatment, and the force used to move the few teeth at the front of the mouth is very light, the risk of damage to any oral structures is almost nonexistent.

So after Six Month Smiles, my teeth will be straight forever?

Yes and no. Six Month Smiles is no different than traditional braces in that teeth need to be moved from their current position through gentle force. The reason consistent force is needed to achieve results is that there is a ligament that runs along the jaw beneath the gums that pulls teeth by their roots. It is the pull of the periodontal ligament that causes misalignment in the first place. Once Six Month Smiles treatment has achieved the desired results, they are best maintained by wearing a retainer. A retainer may be removable or may be fixed to the back of teeth for total discretion.

How do I know if Six Month Smiles is right for me?

Call Asheville Smile Center for a consultation with Dr. Port. During your visit, a dental examination and x-rays can provide us with the details of your dentition. If you have no bite issues that need correcting, and you want your smile to look straight and healthy, Six Month Smiles may be the perfect solution to achieve your goal.

Call Asheville Smile Center at (828) 585-4049.

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