Children, teens and adults alike are all welcome to schedule a complimentary screening at either of our locations in Troy and Ballston Lake. Throughout the appointment we encourage you to ask questions and will address any concerns you may have.
During your complimentary screening, you will meet with a New Patient Coordinator who will complete a full series of digital photographs and any digital x-rays as needed. You will then receive a thorough clinical examination by either of our highly trained orthodontists, Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner. After we discuss your individual findings and goals, we will give you a full explanation of our recommendations with all treatment options as well as financial opportunities available to you.
Get all the answers you need to make the right decision.
Our experienced team is committed to making sure you feel well informed throughout your orthodontic treatment process. If at any time you have a question please give us a call at 518-274-4322.
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at this time ensures the greatest result with the most efficient use of your time. The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur at the first sign of orthodontic problems or no later than age 7. At this early age, orthodontic treatment may not be necessary, but vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment while catching any complications that may be developing in the future.
Your initial appointment will consist of a full series of digital photographs and any digital x-rays as needed. You will then receive a thorough clinical examination by either of our highly qualified orthodontists, Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner. A full discussion and explanation of our findings, treatment options and alternatives will be presented. This appointment takes approximately one hour and is provided at no cost to you. During the initial examination for each patient we will address any questions you may have and cover the basics of orthodontic treatment. Members of our staff will be also able to discuss scheduling and financial arrangements with you.
We understand that life happens and sometimes you’ll need to reschedule. Our new patient schedule is regularly booked months in advance, so please let us know as soon as possible about any potential conflicts for your appointment. Our team will do its best to re-schedule you in the near future with at least 24 hours notice. Any appointments that are cancelled on the day of, or that are no-shows will require special consideration to be re-scheduled. Thank you for your understanding!
We offer a complimentary tracking program for patients who are not yet in the ideal dental situation for treatment. The patient is seen on a regular and consistent basis in our active observation program. This allows us to identify the most ideal time to initiate treatment in the future while ongoing growth, development, and eruption are closely and professionally monitored. As with our initial screening appointments, active observation and monitoring of your child’s ongoing orthodontic needs is a complimentary service we have offered our patients and their general dentists for over 50 years.
Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems that may arise in the future and greater opportunity for more effective treatment. Prudent intervention guides growth and development, preventing potentially serious problems later. When orthodontic intervention is not essential at that time, an orthodontist can carefully monitor growth and development to begin treatment when it is ideal.
Some of the common orthodontic problems that we are able to treat include:
Since everyone’s biology and dental situations vary, treatment times will be different for each patient. We will be able give you an estimated treatment time prescribed specifically for you during the initial screening appointment.
Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
We are not a direct participator with insurance companies, though we do accept assignment of benefits if they are available through your plan. We offer many financial options in addition to any insurance assignment benefit, including lower down payments and customizable payment options. All financial options will be discussed and given to you at the initial consult.
Our office follows infection control recommendations made by the American Dental Association (ADA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). We follow all official recommendations from these agencies because your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Our affiliation with these organizations ensures that we are up to date on any new rulings or guidance that may be issued. For more detailed information regarding our procedures and protocols please click here.
We offer a variety of options when it comes to obtaining your ideal smile. Many times, different types of appliances may be necessary prior to or in conjunction with braces systems. For our bracket systems, we offer conventional metal brackets as well as less noticeable clear ceramic brackets. We are also an Top Provider for the Invisalign clear aligner system in Upstate New York. All these systems can get you the results you’re looking for depending on which option works best with your lifestyle. We will thoroughly discuss which options will be most advantageous for you at your initial screening.
Give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles by evaluating their need for treatment early.
Though an orthodontist can enhance a smile at any age, there is an optimal time period to begin treatment. Beginning treatment at the right time ensures the greatest result with a more efficient use of your time.Learn More
Take advantage of your child’s growth by seeking orthodontic treatment to help align their bite and teeth in a proper position.
The most common period for treatment is between the ages of 11 and 15, where confidence and positive self-esteem can help your teen be successful.Learn More
It is never too late to improve your greatest asset…your smile!
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With Invisalign® you'll get the beautiful straight teeth you've always wanted without wires and brackets.
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You're going to get the smile you always wanted at Cooney & Tyner Orthodontics!
We provide the highest quality orthodontic care to Albany's Capital Region from two convenient locations in Troy & Ballston Lake, New York. We are the Top Invisalign Orthodontist in the area.