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.  

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.

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!

See what Dr. Tyner accomplished in record time!

While you don’t need to be ABO Board Certified to work at a private practice, Dr. Tyner wanted to make sure he took his training to the absolute highest level to provide the best orthodontic care to our patients. 

Read more about Dr. Tyner’s Board Certification journey!


Happy Mother’s Day from Cooney Orthodontics!

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! Congrats to all of our new moms here at Cooney Orthodontics (we have a lot)!

Jen, welcomed her baby girl one year ago, Katie’s son was born in July, Jocelyn welcomed her baby girl in December, and Amber’s twin boys arrived 3 weeks ago!


Did you know?

Did you know your Invisalign treatment is completely customized to your individual case? While every dental situation is different, with the use of the newest technologies, we can ensure that each of our patients have the best possible outcome tailored to their specific oral health needs.

Schedule a complimentary orthodontic consultation today to see if Invisalign or braces could be right for you!

Celebrating 4 Years!

Katie, our RDH, is celebrating 4 years at Cooney Orthodontics on May 21st! Congratulations! 


Celebrating 3 Years!

Katie, our RDH is celebrating 3 years at Cooney Orthodontics on May 24th! Congratulations! 

Happy Easter From Cooney Orthodontics!


Welcome to the Cooney Family!

Welcome to our newest Registered Dental Hygienists, Jen Q and Rachel! We’re excited to have them join our team and can’t wait for all of our patients to meet them!


Dental Hygienist Week!

April 4th marks the beginning of Dental Hygienist Week! 

At Cooney Orthodontics, our Registered Dental Hygienists are an essential part of our team, helping create healthy smiles from Albany to Saratoga! 


Did you know?

Did you know that only 10% of orthodontists have completed their Board Certification with the ABO? At Cooney Orthodontics, both Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner have passed their comprehensive board exam administered by the American Board of Orthodontics meaning they’re Board Certified Orthodontic Specialists.

Schedule an appointment today with Dr. Tyner or Dr. Cooney to begin your orthodontic journey! 

Celebrating 19 Years!

Donna is celebrating 19 years at Cooney Orthodontics on April 21st! Congratulations! 

Celebrating 7 Years!

Jen is celebrating 7 years at Cooney Orthodontics on April 27th! Congratulations! 

Vote for us in the Times Union’s Best of the Capital Region!

Thank you to all those who nominated us for the Times Union’s annual Best of the Capital Region competition! We’re excited to once again be among the top in this contest and invite you to show your support by voting for us as “Best Orthodontist”! 

You can vote daily until March 4th with each vote counting toward a drawing for a $1,000 sweepstakes.

Thank you for continuing to support our practice! 

Fall in love with your smile!

Happy Valentine’s Day! Are you swooning over the dream of having a straight and healthy smile that lasts a lifetime?

Learn how Invisalign could help you fall in love with your smile this Valentine’s Day by scheduling your consultation right online


February is children’s dental health month!

The health of a child’s baby teeth is the foundation for a lifetime of smiles as they play a key role of saving space for their permanent teeth. Make sure to brush at least twice a day and incorporate sugar free snacks into your child’s diet! 

Did you know it is suggested that children should have an orthodontic screening at age 7? At this age they may not be ready for treatment, though many orthodontic issues can be caught early leading to less time and more straight forward treatment in the future.


A beautiful smile without wires and brackets!

We want you to be confident and proud of your smile while maintaining good oral health that lasts a lifetime! Oral health is a window into your overall health. Orthodontic treatment helps ensure proper function of teeth and create healthy smiles. A good bite makes it easier for you to eat and speak. Teeth that are misaligned are harder to clean and can cause abnormal wearing of tooth enamel which can lead to extensive and expensive dental procedures.

Start your journey to loving your smile! Schedule your complimentary Invisalign screening today at either our Troy or Ballston Lake office!


Take your smile into the end zone!

Did you know Invisalign is an official sponsor of the NFL? Go the extra yard and get that touchdown smile this Super Bowl Sunday! 

Happy Anniversary, Ansley!

Ansley, our New Patient Coordinator, celebrates 9 years at Cooney Orthodontics this month! 🎉We are so grateful to have you as a member of our team!⁠

 Happy Birthday, Donna!

Happy Birthday to Donna, our Lab Technician & Inventory Coordinator! 🎉 May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 😄

Happy Birthday, Katie!

 Happy Birthday, Katie!

Happy Birthday to Katie, our Registered Dental Hygienist 🎉 May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 😄

Happy Birthday, Amber!

Happy Birthday to Amber, our Registered Dental Hygienist 🎉 May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 😄

What Are FSA and HSA Accounts?

We get a lot of questions concerning what FSA and HSA accounts are and how they work. Today we’re taking the time to explain how you can use these benefits in our Troy and Ballston Lake, NY offices.

What are HSA and FSA accounts?

Health Savings Accounts (HSA) and Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA) are often offered by your employer and allow you to set aside money for qualifying health care expenses. Therefore, they can be used to pay for yourself, your spouse, and eligible dependent.

Can I use my HSA and FSA for orthodontic treatment?

We do accept HSA and FSA for eligible orthodontic treatment. Only the portion of your orthodontic payment(s) that is not paid for by your dental insurance or any other plan may be considered an eligible expense.

How can my HSA and FSA help save me money?

HSA and FSA’s are two types of savings accounts that allow you to set aside money on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical expenses. By using the untaxed dollars from an HSA or FSA to pay for your orthodontic treatment, you save money. Contact your HSA and FSA provider for specific details.

Trust our Board Certified Orthodontists

Less than 6% of dentists are Orthodontic Specialists, and only 10% of these Orthodontic Specialists are board certified by the ABO! We are lucky to have two Board Certified Orthodontists at Cooney Orthodontics that have the knowledge to help you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile at any age. Schedule your complementary consultation today to see how you can take advantage of your HSA/FSA account(s), and review all our payment plan options.

Happy New Year!

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Make it your New Year’s resolution to get your dream smile! With Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth with nearly invisible clear aligners, making it easier than ever to enter 2022 with confidence!

Thank you for supporting Toys for Tots!

Toys for Tots Drive
This year, we collected 268 toys for Toys for Tots in our annual collection! Thank you so much for helping families in need in the Capital Region!
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Ansley
Happy Birthday, Ansley!

Ansley, our New Patient Coordinator, celebrates her birthday on January 6th! 🎉 May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 😄⁠
Erin
 Happy Birthday, Erin!

Erin, our Dental Hygienist and Business Manager, celebrates her birthday on January 30th! 🎉 May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 😄⁠