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.

Patients ask, ‘What can I expect with Invisalign near me in Buffalo?’

Invisalign braces from dentist in Buffalo

Your smile affects your self-confidence as well as your personal and professional lives. Perhaps you are one of the many patients who has thought about straightening your teeth and you have been deterred by the idea of conventional braces. Now, the search is on for an Invisalign provider near me. Located in Buffalo, Dr. Gordon Kent and the team at Smile Center offer clear aligner trays to shift your teeth into proper alignment without the embarrassment of metal brackets.

What to expect with Invisalign

Invisalign is a brand of aligner trays. This popular orthodontic treatment is convenient, removable, and subtle. From start to finish, Smile Center makes sure you know what to expect with your aligner tray treatment.

  • Consultation– A consultation is necessary to determine if Invisalign is the best treatment for your orthodontic needs.
  • Creating a treatment plan– Images or impressions are taken to create your custom trays. Your dentist will create a treatment plan including the movement of your teeth and length of the treatment.
  • Wearing your aligners– Invisalign trays are made of clear, comfortable plastic that is barely noticeable. Trays should be worn for 20 to 22 hours daily for optimal results.
  • Periodic checks– Patients receive multiple sets of trays. Each set is worn for a couple of weeks before being discarded for a new set. The trays use differently placed pressure to gently shift the teeth into proper alignment. Periodic checkups are scheduled to track the progression of your treatment.
  • Retainers– Wearing a retainer after your Invisalign treatment maintains your beautiful new smile.

Patient-controlled success

One of the key points to remember with Invisalign is that you control the success. The trays are removable. The more they are taken out, the less effective they are. Preferably, they should only be removed to eat or to care for your teeth. Abide by your dentist’s instructions for the best results. Not doing so can hinder your results or create the need for additional treatment in the future.

If you have questions or would like to discuss your orthodontic needs, contact Smile Center today to schedule your consultation 716-634-4090.

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