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.

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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Mary the hygienist was absolutely amazing! I was a nervous wreck when I went in for a cleaning today and from the start she made sure that her main concern was to make sure I was comfortable and my nerves were under control. My routine cleaning ended up turning in to a bit more of challenge, but Mary went above and beyond to make sure that I was okay. She treated me like family instead of just another scared patient and that was more than I could’ve asked for. I would highly recommend her for any and all of your dental hygiene needs!