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.

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 of your teeth. A treatment plan will be created. Your dentist will show you the 3D model of your teeth and how they will change during treatment. Every case is unique; most adult procedures last approximately one year and treatments for teens are similar to traditional braces.

You will receive custom-made aligners that fit over your teeth. You will wear them throughout the day; removing them to brush your teeth or to eat. Your teeth will gradually begin to move into the alignment that you and your doctor agreed on. You will have a new aligner approximately every two weeks. Follow up appointments with your dentist are approximately every six weeks; however, you may have a new appointment every time you need to change aligners. Frequency of appointments are up to you and your dental provider.

After completing your treatment plan, a retainer maybe needed to maintain the alignment. Your dentist will know best whether or not it is required.

Many people prefer the Invisalign over traditional braces because the aligners are clear plastic; therefore, are not as noticeable as metal or ceramic braces. The BPA-free plastic does not have sharp edges like the metal does and it will not cause as much irritation to the inside of the mouth. Traditional braces also have restrictions on what you are able to eat or drink and can be difficult to maintain oral hygiene. The Invisalign device is removed while eating and drinking so the traditional problems of brackets breaking, tooth discoloration, or plaque buildup around the brackets and wires does not happen.

Dr. Gordon Kent is a proud Invisalign provider in the Buffalo, NY area. Schedule your consultation today, call 716-634-4090.

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I had surgery for immediate dentures on 21st November and I just have to say that Laura and Dr. Kent are amazing. I had absolutely no pain only a few tender spots and didn’t even need my prescribed pain medication! I read alot of horror stories on the internet and I would absolutely recommend going to The Smile Center if you choose to go through this process. Although these aren’t my final set of teeth, I can finally smile and not be ashamed of how I look! I have no doubt my finals will be even better! Thank you Dr. Kent and staff.