We are pleased to announce that we are now permitted to provide all dental procedures and services. Our communities have been through a lot over the last few months. Smile Center is committed to the safety of our patients and our team. We will do our best to accommodate your scheduling needs. We thank you for your understanding during this changing time.

We follow recommendations and guidelines made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This allows us to make sure that our infection control procedures are up-to-date and enables us to provide the safest environment for our patients and our team.

Smile Center has implemented additional safety precautions to help protect our patients and staff. We will be scheduling appointments in a manner that promotes social distancing and allows for adequate time for us to disinfect all areas of use in between appointments.

Upon arrival at our office,
  • Call us before entering the building to let us know you have arrived. We will call or text you once the office is ready for you to enter.
  • We ask that patients enter the office unaccompanied.
  • A member of our team will meet you at the door to take your temperature with a contactless thermometer.
  • Every person entering the office is expected to wear a face covering and will be asked to sanitize their hands immediately upon entry.
  • A COVID-19 questionnaire will be reviewed with you.

Clear plastic screens (sneeze guards) have been installed at the front desk to minimize exposure to airborne pathogens. Air exchange devices and new suction systems have been obtained and are being used to ensure the safety of patients and team.

Our doctors and staff will be wearing all of the recommended personal protective equipment (PPE).

Thank you for being part of our family dental practice. We value your trust and loyalty and look forward to welcoming you back.


Tips for straightening teeth with removable aligners from your Buffalo dentist

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Invisalign has grown to be one of the most popular methods for gaining a straighter, more attractive smile. With the discreetness and comfort that this type of orthodontic treatment offers, people of all ages find it appealing, with millions finally getting the smiles they have always wanted. Getting your best smile using removable aligners from your Buffalo dentist has several benefits. This is, in fact, the feature that people seem to like the most about Invisalign. These trays are custom made from strong, clear plastic. Their unique design facilitates physical comfort, and allows you to maintain your normal lifestyle. Because … Continue reading

We see our patients through the Invisalign process with personalized care in our Buffalo practice

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Many people feel the desire to improve upon their smiles through orthodontic treatment. In many instances, Invisalign provides the path to straighten the smile without feeling uncomfortable about wearing metal bracket and wire braces. This system, with its clear plastic aligner trays, is seen as more convenient, comfortable, and far more discreet than traditional orthodontics. Correcting misalignment with Invisalign may take anywhere from six to eighteen months, during which time your smile remains visible and natural through the clear aligner trays. The discreetness of Invisalign is only one of the reasons this treatment is so popular. Having the ability to … Continue reading

How can Invisalign help Buffalo patients achieve straight teeth and a more beautiful smile?

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Many patients come to Dr. Kent to ask about what they can do to achieve straight teeth. Buffalo area patients can utilize a number of orthodontic treatments, including that of Invisalign. Invisalign is unlike any other orthodontic treatment. Instead of utilizing metal brackets and wires to pull and push teeth into new positions, Invisalign uses clear aligner trays that the patient wears to straighten the teeth gently. Invisalign is a popular alternative to traditional orthodontics for many patients. It is used for teenagers and adults who want straight teeth but do not want to hide their smile behind metal during … Continue reading

How Does Invisalign Work?

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Gone are the days of comments such as “metal mouth” and “brace face.” Thanks to continued improvements in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, both teenagers and adults can experience the joy of clear braces. Invisalign is a wonderful orthodontic treatment that allows Buffalo patients to straighten their teeth and enjoy a beautiful smile even later in life. While orthodontics used to be a sign of the teenage years, more adults are realizing the importance of a beautiful smile and taking the time and money to improve the way they look. Instead of using traditional metal brackets and wires, patients can now … Continue reading

Correct a bad bite with the Invisalign procedure in Buffalo

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What most people envision is a crooked, crowded smile when they think of orthodontic problems. Crooked teeth have a detrimental impact on the smile, and they create challenges in the area of hygiene and chewing. These are not small problems associated with misalignment. They are not, however, the only problems that can occur. Dr. Kent, in consulting with patients for orthodontic treatment, also discusses the importance of a good bite. The mechanics of the bite The oral structure as a whole involves much more than teeth. There are also joints, muscles, and bones that all interact to achieve proper function. … Continue reading

Buffalo, NY dentist explains the benefits of Invisalign for patients in the 14225 area

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A great smile is important for many reasons. Not the least of which is because it gives patients a great boost of confidence in their personal, social, and professional lives. Often adult patients who have misaligned teeth believe that they must either live with their smile as it is, or resort to traditional orthodontics with metal brackets, sharp wires, and colorful rubber bands. Because many patients would be more self-conscious about the braces than their misalignment many choose not to undergo treatment. However, Dr. Gordon Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY advises his patients in the 14255 area … Continue reading

Multispecialty Buffalo NY dental practice removes cost barrier, describes value of Invisalign

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Invisalign is a comfortable alternative to conventional braces. Unlike traditional orthodontics, Invisalign aligners may be removed for easier cleaning. This design feature, combined with Invisalign’s proven straightening ability, help to avoid conditions such as decay and tooth loss, which often require costly restorative treatments. The cost of treatment depends on factors including: Complexity of your specific case Length of treatment Goals for treatment The Smile Center will discuss these and other factors influencing the cost of your Invisalign treatment. Regardless of the expense, our team will work with you to remove cost-related barriers should Invisalign be identified as the best … Continue reading

Buffalo residents discover modern approach to teeth straightening after asking: “How does Invisalign work?”

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More than 2.5 million people have achieved straighter smiles since the FDA approved the use of Invisalign® clear plastic aligners in 1998. Today’s Invisalign®-wearers benefit from continuously advancing technologies. If you were ever told in the past that Invisalign® wasn’t an option for you, there is no time like the present to check again. Manufacturer Align Technology reports Invisalign® can now accommodate the use of elastics. This means today’s Invisalign® can treat severe bite issues that couldn’t be corrected with the early versions of this game-changing technology. In addition to treating concerns over how the upper and lower jaws fit … Continue reading

Invisalign procedure from a Buffalo, NY dentist

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The Invisalign procedure is an alternative to traditional metal or ceramic braces. A set of clear plastic “aligners” are custom made for you rather than the more uncomfortable wires and metal brackets. Many people prefer the Invisalign treatment over traditional orthodontic treatment. The process is very simple. To start, you set up an initial consultation with your provider. You will receive detailed information about your case; including if Invisalign is right for you. Questions, such as cost of the procedure and insurance concerns, can be addressed at that time. Your doctor will take dental X-rays, photographs, and make an impression … Continue reading

Buffalo NY provider offers Invisalign as a removable alternative to conventional braces

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Invisalign is a special type of straightening. Traditionally, braces use arch wires to guide crooked and unevenly-spaced teeth into place. These wires run through square-shaped brackets made from stainless steel, ceramic, or porcelain. The continuous pressure from this system gradually shifts teeth in a specific direction. Over time the shape of the bone changes. Invisalign does not use wires or brackets. Instead, you will be given aligner trays. Information about your mouth is collected and used to design trays that fit securely against your teeth. These dental appliances are made from a clear, smooth, BPA-free plastic. Due to their design, … Continue reading


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