Invisalign Treatment Plan

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of the teeth.

Step 2: Placement of the tooth colored bumps (attachments) on the teeth and delivery of upper and lower Invisalign aligners. Begin rotating aligners to facilitate movements for the duration of treatment. You will have updated scans and multiple batches of aligners throughout treatment to progress movement as needed. Most patients will need an Interproximal Reduction (space stealing) procedure completed where we reshape the teeth to help with crowding issues. This is generally done a few months into treatment.

Step 4: Removal of all attachments and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few weeks, then 12 hrs a day for a year, then night time for a life time to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

Space Maintainer Invisalign Treatment Steps

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Separators (Spacers) in between the back teeth approximately one week prior to placing the appliances to maintain space for them to fit comfortably.

Step 3: Removal of Separators and placement of the Space Maintainers (Upper: Nance, Lower: Lingual Arch). This is a time where we will see you back for periodic checks to evaluate the eruption of the teeth. This time frame is dependent on each patient’s biology and how fast or slow the teeth are growing in.

Step 4: The 3D Digital Imaging is updated.

Step 5: The Space Maintainers are removed. Placement of the tooth colored bumps (attachments) on the teeth and delivery of upper and lower Invisalign aligners. Begin rotating aligners to facilitate movements for the duration of treatment. You will have updated scans and multiple batches of aligners throughout treatment to progress movement as needed.

Step 6: Removal of all attachments and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few weeks, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

Back to School Smiles at Cooney Orthodontics

School is officially back! 

Everyone remembers picture day as part of the back-to-school routine, whether as a student or a parent. Picture day and the beginning of school are times where everyone wears their nicest outfits for photos, but there is often little children can do to dress up their smiles. For some, these early school photos provide a meaningful “before” photo to eventually be paired with an “after” following orthodontic treatment. 

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. By bringing your child to the orthodontist at an early age, they will have a lifetime of confident smiles. 

In honor of school being back, let’s take a look at our staff’s smiles from their school pictures. 

Ansley


Diane


Dr. Cooney


Dr. Tyner


Erin


Jen D


Jen M


Jen P


Katie K


Katie W


Shelby


If your child is ready for orthodontic treatment, come visit Cooney Orthodontics at one of our locations in Troy or Ballston Lake. Schedule a free consultation with one of our Board Certified Orthodontists today for you or your child. 

Visit cooneyorthodontics.com for more information. Follow @cooneyortho on Instagram and like @CooneyOrthodontics on Facebook.  

Space Maintainer Braces Treatment Steps

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Separators (Spacers) in between the back teeth approximately one week prior to placing the appliances to maintain space for them to fit comfortably.

Step 3: Removal of Separators and placement of the Space Maintainers (Upper: Nance, Lower: Lingual Arch). This is a time where we will see you back for periodic checks to evaluate the eruption of the teeth. This time frame is dependent on each patient’s biology and how fast or slow the teeth are growing in.

Step 4: The 3D Digital Imaging is updated.

Step 5: The Space Maintainers are removed and the Top braces are placed. The bottom braces are generally placed a few months after the top. Many times rubber bands will be necessary to settle the bite into a correct and healthy position. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.

Step 5: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few days, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

2022 Summer Contest – Running Diary

The 2022 Where in the World Are Our Doctors?! – Summer Contest is coming to an end, and thanks to you, it has been so much fun! Throughout the summer, we’ve been getting photos of our patients traveling and enjoying their summer featuring Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner. At the beach, concerts, national parks and many more, the Cooney Orthodontics community has been well represented. 

Thank you to everyone who entered. This contest is so special because of you! 

Check out the entries below.

2022 Winners

Congratulations to Chava and Alex for winning this year’s summer contest!

Chava and Dr. Cooney at Badlands National Park in South Dakota, the Devils Tower National Monument in Wyoming, Glacier National Park (Montana) and Theodore Roosevelt National Park (North Dakota).


Alex took Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner to explore Manitou Springs, CO


Thank you to everyone who submitted pictures this summer!

Mason and his sister on Vacation


Raegan and Dr. Cooney at Latham Ridge Playground


Madeleine relaxing doing puzzles before vacation.


Cooney the Unicorn sent in by Tessa


Julianne and Dr. Tyner love Ice Cream! Here they are at Udderly Ice Cream.


Rhett took Dr. Cooney along on his family vacation.


Dr. Cooney and Jacob at Yankee/Mets game at Citi Field!


Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner enjoyed a day at the beach in Asbury Park, NJ! Thanks for the submission Allison!


Lillienne and Dr. Cooney in Mattapoisett, MA.


Lexi and Haley in Long Beach Island


Here is Charlotte and Dr. Cooney at opening night of the Philadelphia Orchestra at SPAC. We even ran into some former patients of Dr. Cooney’s!!


Lucy and Domenico on vacation.


Norah and Dr. Tyner with the Clydesdales


Dylan, Emma, and the doctors traveled all around Colorado to the Rocky Mountain National Park, Winter Park, and Fraser.


Dr. Cooney loved hanging out with Mia by the water slides and arcade, but the car-ride nap after a long day is also a classic summer activity.


Dr. Cooney, Dr. Tyner, and Anthony buried in the sand.


Dr. Cooney was spotted at Epcot with Lewis.


Annika, Soren, and Jameson – Triplet Cooneys taking a vacation in the AirStream


Have you entered yet?

Entry is simple; grab a Dr. Cooney, and/or Dr. Tyner, head on a stick at the front desk at either of our locations in Ballston Lake or Troy. Next, take a creative photo with Dr. Cooney or Dr. Tyner while you’re having fun this summer.

Your submission enters you to win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Two winners will be chosen. The doctor that goes on the most vacations also gets to pick a charity for the losing doctor to donate to, who do you think will win?

Submit your photos by email to shansen@cooneyorthodontics.com

You may also submit your photos by tagging @cooneyortho on your Instagram story or @CooneyOrthodontics on Facebook. You can also add a head sticker gif on your story as well by searching “Cooney” on Instagram.

Phase 1 Braces Treatment Steps

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Top braces are placed. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.

Step 3: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper clear plastic retainer.

Step 4: The patient is then placed on our tracking program where we will evaluate every few months the progress of tooth eruption. Once all the permanent teeth have erupted, the patient will be evaluated for their second phase of treatment.

Class 3 Carriere Invisalign Treatment Steps

Congratulations! An orthodontist has reviewed closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Carriere Distalizer appliances on the lower arch with Invisalign Aligners and attachments on the upper arch. To begin correcting bite issues, elastics are generally worn for 6-9 months depending on compliance.

Step 3: Removal of Carriere Distalizer appliances and placement of lower Invisalign Aligners and attachments. Begin rotating aligners to facilitate movements for the duration of treatment. You will have updated scans and multiple batches of aligners throughout treatment to progress movement as needed.

Step 4: Removal of all attachments and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few weeks, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.

Where in the World Are Our Doctors?! – Summer Contest

Cooney Orthodontics is thrilled to bring back our “Where in the World” Summer Contest!

Entry is simple; grab a Dr. Cooney, and/or Dr. Tyner, head on a stick at the front desk at either of our locations in Ballston Lake or Troy. Next, take a creative photo with Dr. Cooney or Dr. Tyner while you’re having fun this summer.

Your submission enters you to win a $100 Visa Gift Card! Two winners will be chosen. The doctor that goes on the most vacations also gets to pick a charity for the losing doctor to donate to, who do you think will win?

Submit your photos by email to shansen@cooneyorthodontics.com

You may also submit your photos by tagging @cooneyortho on your Instagram story or @CooneyOrthodontics on Facebook. You can also add a head sticker gif on your story as well by searching “Cooney” on Instagram.

See some of the past “Where in the World” submissions here. This video has examples featuring Dr. Cooney, before Dr. Tyner was a part of the practice, but it still features inspiration for your submissions, so check it out!

The contest is open until September 6th. Make sure to grab your Dr.Cooney and Dr. Tyner heads during your next visit or just stop by either Cooney Orthodontics locations during normal business hours! If you can’t make it to the office, you can download the pdf below.

Remembering Dr. Michael E. Fleming

Thoughts and Reflections from Dr. Cooney

Dr. Cooney and Dr. Fleming

Dear Family and Friends of Cooney Orthodontics –

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Dr. Michael Fleming. A native Trojan, Dr. Fleming started our practice in downtown Troy in 1960 after completing his specialty training at Columbia University. Over the years, he built a thriving and successful orthodontic practice and positively impacted the lives of thousands of patients. It was while he was creating beautiful smiles for my older siblings that I got my first exposure to orthodontics. As a young kid tagging along, it was always apparent to me that he was a joyful and happy person who loved what he did and was genuinely interested in each and every patient he treated. 

I began my orthodontic career at 15, when Dr. Fleming offered me the job of building superintendent at the office. In the nearly 50 years since, he was a role model, mentor, colleague, and friend and played an outsized role in my professional and personal development over the course of these many years. To me, he was an aspirational figure, one who’s easy laugh and approachable manner were always on display. He was welcoming and generous with everyone and was an exemplar of what a true professional should be. He gave of his time, talent, and resources to many civic, charitable, and educational organizations throughout his life. Dr. Fleming was always so very welcoming, supportive, and encouraging to young dentists just starting out.

Dr. Fleming, Dr. Cooney, Dr. Tyner, and Mrs. Fleming

For me, it was the realization of a lifelong dream to join him in practice in 1988 after completing my own orthodontic specialty training. I was blessed with the opportunity and privilege of working with him for 11 years before he retired in 1999. In his retirement years, Dr. Fleming took a special pride in watching the ongoing evolution and growth of the practice – from the move to our current Troy location on Federal Street in 1999, to the opening of our Ballston Lake office in 2012 and, most recently, with Dr. Canaan Tyner joining me in providing care for our patients 

Dr. Tyner and I have been tasked with the responsibility and obligation to carry his professional legacy into the future; a responsibility we accept and fully embrace. We will do so in a manner that continues to reflect the fundamental principles that Dr. Fleming established at the outset all those years ago.  For now, however, we mourn the loss of a very special man – a terrific orthodontist, certainly.  But more than that, a fundamentally good and decent person who contributed so much to so many for so long and who did so happily, joyfully, and unconditionally.  With his passing, the world has become a somewhat poorer place, but in the aggregate, it is a much better place for the life he lived while he was with us.

Thank you, Mike, for the many kindnesses you bestowed upon me.  It has been the great privilege of my life to have your mentorship, guidance, and friendship these many years.  God Bless you!

RPE Braces Treatment Steps

Congratulations!

An orthodontist has closely examined your case and has confirmed you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment to improve your overall dental health.

Step 1: 3D digital imaging of your teeth.

Step 2: Placement of Separators (Spacers) in between the back teeth approximately one week prior to placing the expander to maintain space for the appliance to fit comfortably.

Step 3: Removal of Separators and placement of the Palate Expander. This is when the winding will begin, which generally lasts a few months but can vary depending on the patient’s biological response. The expander itself stays in place for 9-12 months after placement – like putting a cast on a broken arm. After winding, the palate needs time to heal into place.

Step 4: Top braces are placed. The bottom braces are generally placed a few months after the top. For most patients, the expander is removed before the bottom braces go on. Many times rubber bands will be necessary to settle the bite into a correct and healthy position. You will then be seen every few months for braces adjustments until the desired tooth and bite position is acquired.

Step 5: Removal of all brackets and placement of upper and lower clear plastic retainers. Retainers will be worn full time for a few days, then 12hrs a day for a year, then night time for a lifetime to stabilize and maintain your hard work.