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.

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

Dentist examining his patient in dentist’s office

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 remove aligner trays for dining and oral hygiene makes this method of teeth straightening even more appealing. To ensure optimal results, we see our patients through the Invisalign process from start to finish, all within our comfortable Buffalo dental office.

Teamwork leads to winning results

There are several people behind every smile transformation. Dr. Kent consults with patients regarding their concerns, and discusses options that will help them accomplish their goals. Invisalign treatment is designed based on specific needs, and is helped along with continual support from our professional dental team. Ultimately, you are an important part of your smile transformation team. You are the one who commits to wearing the Invisalign trays as instructed, and who maintains excellent oral hygiene throughout the course of treatment to ensure your teeth and gums remain their healthiest. Your efforts in your own smile transformation are rewarded for your lifetime.

Slow and steady wins the race

Straightening misaligned teeth is a process. It is a journey, not a race. With Invisalign, the process is easier because there are no metal brackets with pointy edges poking into your cheek. There is no metal in your smile. Invisalign works in a similar fashion to traditional orthodontics, moving teeth into their proper positions through constant, gentle pressure. The pressure loosens and retrains the ligament that runs through gum tissue, holding teeth in place. Because this ligament has a memory for what it considers normal position, orthodontic treatment is just the first step in creating a beautiful smile that lasts your lifetime.

Retaining an attractive smile aesthetic

Following treatment with effective, comfortable Invisalign, patients are fitted with a retainer for daily wear. This follow-up to braces is standard, no matter what form of orthodontic treatment has taken place. A retainer, which may be fixed or removable, ensures that teeth remain in their new position over time, as the periodontal ligament will naturally want to return to its former position. Wearing a retainer as directed by your dentist is important for the preservation of your new, gorgeous smile. Neglecting to maintain this follow-up step could result in the need for further orthodontic treatment in the future.

Investing into your smile returns huge rewards throughout your life. Protecting your investment is easy with customized follow-up dental care after orthodontic treatment.

Contact our Buffalo dental practice for your Invisalign consultation.

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Excellent job all around! Very thorough; very professional. Thank you.