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.

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

Dentist holding a fake jaw and explaining it to smiling patient seated in dental chair

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 that they have another option. Invisalign orthodontic treatment is a popular choice among adults who want to change their smile but don’t want braces. With Invisalign, the teeth are gently shifted into the proper position using clear alignment trays. While not completely invisible, most people won’t be able to tell that you’re wearing them.

In addition to helping you achieve a smile that you can be proud of, Invisalign offers patients several other key advantages over traditional metal braces:

  • Comfort: Instead of sharp brackets that can scratch or cut the inside of the mouth, Invisalign uses comfortable clear plastic trays. Patients find the trays comfortable to wear while working, speaking, exercising, sleeping, and nearly all of their daily activities.
  • Removability: While the trays are comfortable enough to wear nearly 24 hours a day, they can be removed while eating. Many patients with traditional braces complain about not being able to eat their favorite foods during the years of treatment. With Invisalign the trays come out for eating so patients don’t have to give up those favorite food items. Additionally, the trays are removed for brushing and cleaning leading to better overall oral health.
  • Less time in the dentist’s chair: With traditional orthodontics patients need to visit the dentist or orthodontist every four weeks to have the wires tightened and brackets checked. With Invisalign, patients follow a predetermined series of trays, swapping one out for the next every two weeks. This means fewer checkups and less time away from work or family.

Invisalign is a great alternative to braces for patients with minor misalignment issues. To find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign, call the Smile Center today.

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I have been a Smile Center patient for 5 years now and I have always had a pleasant experience. The staff are super friendly and very informative and attentive to your needs. I’ve had crown work as well as cavity fillings and regular teeth cleanings and my experience is always a good one. I recommend them for all your periodontal needs.