As we begin to see more news about COVID-19 (coronavirus), Smile Center will be taking some additional steps to protect the health and safety of our patients and team.

We adhere to the ADA and CDC cleaning guidelines at all times, and all standard sterilization measures are followed.

Additionally, we have increased our daily cleaning and disinfecting measures to include frequently-touched surfaces, such as counter tops, door handles, bathroom surfaces, and more. We encourage our staff to use hand sanitizer and wash their hands thoroughly. We encourage our patients to do the same.

During this time we will be available only for emergencies. If you have a true emergency please call 716-634-4090

If you answer YES to any of the following questions, please CALL OUR OFFICE to reschedule your appointment. No cancellation fee or penalty will apply. Answer Questions
  • Have you traveled outside of the continental US in the past 14 days?
  • Have you traveled to/from high-risk areas in the US or on a cruise ship in the past 14 days?
  • Have you had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient within 14 days of symptom onset?
  • Do you currently have a fever or symptoms of lower respiratory illness (e.g. cough, shortness of breath)?
  • Do you feel ill in any way?
Just like with our patients, we have asked our team members to stay home if they feel ill. Your health and well being are our top priority. We are monitoring the situation and updating our standards and policies as new information emerges. We promise to do everything in our power to keep you safe.

Please call our office if you have any questions.

Orthodontic treatment options for Buffalo, NY and 14225 area patients

Orthodontic model and dentist tools

A misaligned smile can do more than hurt a person’s self-esteem. It can also be harmful to the health of the mouth. When teeth are crooked, it creates pockets of space where food particles can become trapped and not easily removed by brushing. Additionally, if the teeth are crowded together, it can cause pressure and discomfort while also being challenging to brush and floss between the teeth.

Orthodontic treatment can help patients improve the alignment of their teeth. However, when many patients think of orthodontics they imagine the traditional treatment of metal brackets and wires. While some teenagers view braces as a rite of passage, most adults would prefer to avoid them. In those cases, patients often opt for Invisalign. A new technology that allows dentists to help patients shift their teeth into place by using a series of clear alignment trays.

The trays are made of a soft plastic material. Therefore in addition to being nearly invisible to friends and family, the treatment is also more comfortable. There are no metal brackets to scratch the inside of the mouth and no sharp wires that can break and cut the cheek. The treatment is also largely conducted at home by the patient. Several check up appointments with the dentist will be necessary to ensure that the teeth are shifting appropriately, but patients simply follow a pre-determined regimen, swapping out one tray for the next in the series approximately every two weeks.

Overall, most patients find that Invisalign offers them many advantages over traditional braces. Dr. Gordon Kent of the Smile Center in Buffalo, NY, is proud to offer this treatment to his patients in the 14255 region. Dr. Kent understands that the way patients look can often impact the way they feel. If you’ve been considering orthodontic treatment and would like to discuss your options, call the Smile Center today.

Dr. Kent will first examine your mouth to determine how severe your misalignment is. Next he will discuss your options for straightening your teeth. Together, you and Dr. Kent will make a decision about which method of treatment is best for you, taking into consideration your lifestyle, time factors, and budget.

For more information about Invisalign, call today.

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