In a distant future where smiles are currency, teeth will serve as the wallets from which we barter in grins, smirks, and generous guffaws. Put a down payment on the future with today's Groupon to Asheville Smile Center in Arden. Choose from the following options:
- For $59, you get an exam (a $75 value), cleaning (up to a $128 value), x-rays (up to a $98 value), and an at-home teeth-whitening treatment (a $399 value; up to a $700 total value).
- For $59, you get an orthodontic preview of Invisalign or Six Month Smiles (a $547 value). The previews come with a $500 certificate toward the treatment of choice (not included in the deal value).
- For $59, you get a porcelain-veneers preview (a $567 value). The preview includes a $500 certificate toward a porcelain-veneer treatment (not included in the deal value).
Dr. Chris Port, captain of the Asheville Smile Center vessel, prides himself on brightening and rejuvenating patients' most visible bones. A new-patient dental exam begins with cosmetic imaging and the deployment of four cavity-detecting x-rays, supplemented with close-up x-rays on any problematic or particularly photogenic areas. A basic teeth cleaning follows to rid mouths of unwanted guests. Patients and their newly pristine grins saunter home with an at-home teeth-whitening kit molded from custom impressions using a soft, silicone mouthpiece. The kit includes four whitening gels, good for 15–17 applications or roughly two to five gel finger paintings.
A preview of a teeth-straightening treatment allows doctor and patient to explore two options. Invisalign is a treatment based on custom aligners, whereas Six Month Smiles utilizes clear brackets and chameleon-like wires that blend with tooth color. Following a panoramic x-ray and sets of impressions of the upper and lower teeth, Dr. Port individually consults patients to settle on an optimal chomper-aligning option. Two weeks after selecting a treatment, you can watch a digital time-motion simulation of your own before-and-after smiles, including the transitory "during" period. With the simulation, patients can view potential results before investing in the treatment. Each preview is accompanied with a $500 certificate toward Invisalign or Six Month Smiles.
Patients may choose to preview porcelain veneers, a treatment that Dr. Port calls the "ultimate" in cosmetic dentistry for controlling smile straightness and whiteness. After a personal cosmetic consultation and diagnostic photos, patients receive an easily-removable composite-bond smile mock-up (modeled from 4-10 teeth), so that they may glimpse their future smiles in a way once thought impossible without the use of dental chairs that double as time portals. Each preview is accompanied with a $500 certificate toward any veneer case that includes six or more teeth.
Asheville Smile Center
Dr. Chris Port of Asheville Smile Center isn't satisfied with merely keeping teeth and gums healthy—he also goes to great lengths to make them look good. Aside from comprehensive cleanings and exams, his office delivers cosmetic treatments ranging from thin porcelain veneers to three different types of teeth whitening. Dr. Port understands that the condition of a mouth, like the condition of a bobsled's brakes, can affect the well-being of the whole body, which is why he customizes dental treatments to each patient's specific needs and goals.