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

FAQs On Six Month Smiles

Arden resident's guide to wearing Six Month Smile braces

In the past, very few adults had the benefit of orthodontic treatment. Although old-fashioned metal braces are effective for adults, they are also uncomfortable, embarrassing, and excruciatingly slow. Modern dentistry offers a multitude of alternatives to traditional braces, and we offer what we believe to be the best of those options. Six Month Smiles is the premier solution for adults seeking a more beautiful smile as quickly as possible.

The process

The design and process of Six Month Smiles are similar to that of traditional braces in many ways. Brackets will be bonded directly to your teeth, and a wire threaded through them will apply the pressure necessary to move teeth. However, this is where the similarities cease. Six Month Smiles braces are not intended to correct bite misalignment; they are specifically designed to straighten unattractive teeth. Gentle pressure is targeted to act on the visible teeth, for a much faster process. Most people complete treatment in four to nine months.

Tips for wearing braces

During the time that you are wearing braces, you will need to make a little extra effort with oral hygiene. A toothbrush cannot reach surfaces behind wires and tight spaces around brackets. Fortunately, there are several tools available to make this job much easier. You can use a floss threader to get dental floss under the wires easily. Oral irrigators are also helpful, for removing food particles. Your dentist or hygienist will teach you the most effective techniques for easy oral hygiene.

Something that you will not need to worry about is embarrassment. The brackets and wires are fabricated from clear or tooth colored materials for discreet treatment.

If you are ready to straighten your smile, visit Asheville Smile Center. Dr. Christopher Port and his friendly, efficient staff provide exceptional dental care and more. The doctor is well known for his precision accuracy, artistic talent, and unparalleled standards of excellence. His entire team is highly qualified, educated, and dedicated to making your every visit remarkable. Call us at (828) 585-4049 and schedule your appointment today, and discover a different kind of dentistry. Our practice is located in Asheville, serving residents throughout the area including communities such as Arden and Hendersonville.

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