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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Existing Patients Call:
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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