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.

Orthodontist near me in the Buffalo, NY area that offers a variety of services

Orthodontic brace control girl in dentist office

Patients who believe they have imperfect smiles may be interested in addressing issues such as misalignment with orthodontics. However, the idea of visiting a specialist such as an orthodontist can be scary, especially for patients who have developed great personal relationships with the team of the Smile Center. Dr. Gordon Kent of Buffalo, NY is a dentist who can provide orthodontic care in one of two ways.

Traditional Braces

For patients with severe misalignment, overcrowding, and malocclusion, Dr. Gordon Kent may still suggest the use of traditional braces. Conventional orthodontics often includes the use of metal brackets and wires to achieve straightening. In some cases, adult teeth may be extracted to make room for orthodontic adjustments, especially in situations where overcrowding in a smaller mouth is the source of the issue. Traditional braces can take some time but provide permanent results.

Invisalign Orthodontics

We understand that many patients are not enthusiastic about the idea of having traditional braces placed on their teeth. They may feel embarrassed or self-conscious about having metal covering their smiles for many months. These patients, especially those with mild to moderate misalignment, may be ideal candidates for a treatment known as Invisalign orthodontics. Invisalign orthodontics is an alternative to traditional braces that uses clear aligner trays instead of brackets and wires to reposition the teeth.

Both traditional braces and Invisalign orthodontics are available in our state-of-the-art practice, and patients need to consult with one of our team members to determine if they appropriate candidates. A physical examination of the smile as well as x-rays may help our dentist decide who is best for Invisalign and who may be better suited for more traditional orthodontia.

If you live in or around the Buffalo, NY area and are seeking a dentist “near me,” contact the Smile Center and take the time to consult with Dr. Gordon Kent and his team of quality dental professionals. He works with men and women to help them find ways of achieving more beautiful smiles, especially if malocclusion is the cause of an imperfect smile!

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The experience with my tooth being extracted went well. There was no pain during or after. I will definitely recommend the Smile Center to my friends.