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.
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They will include but are not limited to:
  1. Limiting the number of patients in the practice at one time
  2. Asking for patients to wear masks when coming in and out of our office
  3. Asking a list of screening questions during appointment confirmation and repeating the list upon patient arrival
  4. Having patients wait in their vehicle until team member comes to take their temperature
  5. Having patient wash or sanitize hands upon arrival to office
  6. Limiting one parent or guardian to accompany one minor to his/her/their appointment
  7. Implementing digital forms/paperwork (including consent for treatment form) and payment options
  8. Scheduling more time between patients to perform disinfection practices above the standard protocols using electrolyzed water and medical grade sanitizers
  9. Cleaning the air with ozone filtration every evening
  10. Having all patients rinse with treatment specific mouthwash prior to any treatment
  11. Using advanced suction systems that reduce aerosols
  12. Screening our team each morning with questionnaire and temperature checks
  13. 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).

If you would like to schedule an appointment or have any additional questions, please give us a call at 828-684-1633 or email us at info@AshevilleSmileCenter.com

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600 Julian Lane, Suite 610, Arden
NC 28704 | Directions
Dr. Christopher Port

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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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