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.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Dentist placing invisible braces to patient's mouth

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 use Invisalign to straighten their teeth with clear aligner trays instead!

Invisalign uses nearly invisible aligner trays that are made at the laboratory to match the patient’s current teeth and their smile goal. Using digital technology, impressions are taken and sent to the Invisalign labs where a series of trays are made digitally. These are set up in a special line up that will be used to move teeth slowly into desirable positions in the mouth. Patients start with the first aligner tray, wearing it for approximately two weeks, before they switch to the next tray in the series. Each time the tray is switched, teeth are continually moved into their new positions. As the patient progresses through the series of trays, their teeth will be shifting slightly into the ideal smile.

Invisalign aligner trays are removable, making it easy for patients of Dr. Kent to eat, drink, and take better care of their teeth than they could with traditional metal wire and bracket orthodontics. Patients find that the clear trays are hard for others to notice, making it the ideal situation when it comes to improving your smile while not hiding it throughout treatment. Invisalign is growing increasingly popular with adult patients who do not like the idea of having metal on their teeth. Many adults are holding down jobs that require them to talk to clients face to face, and do not want the embarrassment of traditional braces covering their beautiful smile.

Dr. Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo is proud to provide Invisalign orthodontics for his patients, alongside traditional orthodontia. If you or someone in your family is curious to learn more about Invisalign, call the Smile Center today and schedule a consultation appointment.

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I enjoyed the smile center, the staff over there are very nice. I really liked the hygienist Mary, she is so sweet and she made me feel very comfortable. She is very easy to talk to.