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! 😄⁠

Take your RDH career to the next level!




Are you looking for a chance to change the direction of your dental hygiene career? Does the idea of learning new things and building on your skills and experience to grow in your profession interest you? Are you interested in working in a patient-centered, high-tech environment, with the Capital Region’s top VIP Diamond Invisalign provider?

If so, consider joining our team. Ever since our practice was founded in 1960, hygienists have been a critical part of what we do. They are involved in all aspects of patient care, from placement and removal of the entire range of orthodontic appliances, participating in ongoing and active treatment, patient education, serving as treatment coordinators and patient advocates, as well as working with growing patients in our active observation program. 

Make 2022 the year you seize the opportunity to move your career as a dental hygienist in a new and rewarding direction!

Many of our hygienists, including Shelby and Jen, found the perfect place to further their advanced skill set and career at Cooney Orthodontics. With the mentorship of two Board Certified Orthodontics and an experienced team of professionals, they have been able to strengthen their knowledge and give themselves a competitive advantage in the worlds of dentistry and orthodontics. Here are some things Shelby and Jen have to say about their experience as Hygienists with Cooney Orthodontics:

Shelby H. RDH, MS:

“What I love most about being an Orthodontic Hygienist is the variety throughout my daily schedule. Rather than doing general hygiene all day, I am removing and placing braces, removing and placing Invisalign attachments, providing thorough patient education, 3D digital scanning, and so much more!” 

“All procedures I do as an Orthodontic Hygienist are learned on the job. Although, my experience in general dentistry helped to mold my skills in patient interaction and clinical excellence. Having baseline instrumentation skills, ergonomics knowledge, and patient care expertise set me up for success in orthodontic procedures.”

Being a Dental Hygienist in an orthodontic practice has sharpened my skills, not only clinically, but intellectually. The daily variety of patients, appliances, and procedures keeps me free from burnout. I love the faster paced environment that allows me to excel in so many areas of my expertise.” 

“Generally as hygienists, there isn’t much opportunity for growth. The amount I have learned through this practice, treating patients under top Orthodontists in the northeast is immeasurable. Knowledge is continuous as we strive to adapt new and updated technologies that truly improve the patient and clinician experience.” 

“I have never experienced such teamwork and closeness as I have while working in orthodontics. There is an open clinic concept so you aren’t stuck alone in your own room all day. Interacting with my co-workers and other patients brings such a fun atmosphere. I am so grateful to work with such a great group that is so willing to help no matter the task!”

Jennifer D. RDH:

“Working in Orthodontics – we see our patients much more frequently than in a traditional practice setting. This allows us to have such an important and influential role in their dental knowledge and health. We are able to build important fundamentals regarding their oral hygiene habits and positively reinforce these skills on a much more consistent basis. Our schedules have many different types of appointments during our work week. We not only utilize our skill set to remove adhesive, we are also able to screen patients for orthodontic care and bond appliances. The wide range of appointments within orthodontics never leads to a monotonous schedule.”   

“My traditional education in Dental Hygiene created a solid foundation for me to grow my skill set within the scope of orthodontics. You will learn a new batch of skills regarding bonding techniques and adhesive removal techniques – these skills are just a variation of what we already know. You will utilize your tactile sensitivity to distinguish between enamel and adhesive. Our extensive knowledge of tooth morphology and dental development also assists with bonding and adhesive removal as well as educating patients and their parents during their orthodontic process.”  

“Personally, I love the amount of patient education I can provide. Being an advocate for my patients and educating them so they can make an informed decision is what I love most about being a dental hygienist. Having the opportunity to work in orthodontics brought this to a whole new level. Not only can I take the time to discuss ways to improve their oral hygiene – I also get to take a deep dive into how their malocclusion plays a role in their dental health. I am able to discuss issues with patients that may have not been previously discussed and educate them on possible solutions to these issues.”   

“If you are behind – the whole office is behind. We work together as team and have a very fluid schedule. Personally, I have performed many roles within the office and I cannot say that any particular role is more and/or less important than the other. Having a team behind you, with the same beliefs and practice philosophy – supporting you throughout your day, makes for such an enjoyable work day. I can confidently finish a patient for a coworker knowing that they received the same care and education that I would have provided.”  

“Going through Hygiene school, it was important for me to find a practice that I felt comfortable in regarding my own principles on patient treatment/management. The amount of patient education and advocacy that Dr. Cooney and Dr. Tyner have for their patients make my job as a hygienist that much more enjoyable. As a team, we are always looking out for our patient’s best interest. We are able to provide a service for patients that may have otherwise seemed unattainable. I take a lot of pride in what we do as an office.



Happy Holidays from Cooney Orthodontics!

Wishing you a very happy and joyous holiday season and all the best in the new year ahead!


Last chance to win!

At Cooney Orthodontics, we are proud supporters of the Capital Region Toys for Tots! Join us by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to either office location by December 9th for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! The more toys you bring in, the more entries you receive!

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Tis’ the Season

With clear aligners, you can straighten your smile with confidence this holiday season! Book a consultation with the area’s Top Invisalign Team today!

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Season of Giving

At Cooney Orthodontics, we are proud supporters of the Capital Region Toys for Tots! Join us by bringing in a new, unwrapped toy to either office location by December 9th for a chance to win an Amazon gift card! The more toys you bring in, the more entries you receive!


Happy National Brush day!

This month we celebrate National Brush Day! Oral hygiene is an important factor during orthodontic treatment and can affect the quality and timing of your treatment. Make time for your smile. Brush for two minutes, twice a day for a happy and healthy mouth.

Removable Invisalign trays make brushing during orthodontic treatment easier than ever! Book a consultation with the area’s Top Invisalign Team today!


Happy Thanksgiving!

Here at Cooney Orthodontics, we are grateful for family, our great team, and healthy smiles!

Celebrating 1 Year!

Amber is celebrating 1 year at Cooney Orthodontics on November 2nd! Congrats!🎉

Celebrating 23 Years!

Jen M is celebrating 23 years at Cooney Orthodontics on November 16th! Congrats!🎉

Happy Orthodontic Health Month!

When you need Invisalign, who ya gonna call?
Cooney Orthodontics!

October is Orthodontic Health Month, a time to celebrate healthy smiles, learn more about the benefits of orthodontic treatment, and the importance of good oral health!

Celebrate with us by scheduling a complimentary consultation today!


Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so don’t forget to show your support for the nearly 4 million survivors in the US and spread awareness by wearing pink!⁠


Happy Halloween!

If you have wire braces, make sure to avoid these treats this Halloween!

  • Hard candy such as Jolly Ranchers, lollipops, jawbreakers, etc.
  • Chewy Candy such as Tootsie Rolls, taffy, caramel, etc.
  • Popcorn or candy that contains nuts
  • Bubble gum

Celebrating 2 Years & a Birthday!

In addition to celebrating a birthday on October 15th, Dr. Tyner is celebrating 2 years at Cooney Orthodontics on October 21st! Congratulations! 

Happy Birthday, Shelby!

Shelby is celebrating a birthday on October 24th

Happy Birthday, Jocelyn!

Jocelyn is celebrating a birthday on October 29th

We Believe in the Tooth Fairy!

August 22nd is National Tooth Fairy Day!

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that the initial orthodontic evaluation should occur no later than age 7. While your child may not have lost all their baby teeth at this point, vigilant examination can anticipate the most advantageous time to begin treatment while catching any complications that may be developing in the future.

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Happy International Dog Day!

Join us in celebrating the pups of Cooney Orthodontics on August 26th!

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Toys for Tots Golf Tournament

Although the Toys for Tots Golf Tournament was postponed due to bad weather, we can’t wait to get out on the green with our team on August 16th!

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Team News


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Celebrating 16 Years!

Diane is celebrating 16 years at Cooney Orthodontics on August 30th! Congratulations! 

Jen D - Registered Dental Hygienist - Cooney Orthodontics

Happy Birthday, Jen D

Jen is celebrating a birthday on August 24th! May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 

Jen M- Certified Dental Assistant - Cooney Orthodontics

Happy Birthday, Jen M

Jen is celebrating a birthday on August 28th! May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 


Ortho Trivia


We hope your school year is full of smiles!


Happy Labor Day!

We hope you all have a great holiday weekend!


Toys for Tots Golf Tournament

We had a great time participating in their 6th Annual Golf Tournament at The Edison Club, helping raise money to put smiles on children’s faces in our community! Thank you to everyone who participated!


Team News


Celebrating 34 Years!

Erin is celebrating 34 years at Cooney Orthodontics on September 1st! Congratulations! 

Celebrating 33 Years!

Dr. Cooney is celebrating 33 years at Cooney Orthodontics on September 1st! Congratulations! 

Celebrating 1 Year!

Jocelyn is celebrating 1 year at Cooney Orthodontics on September 16th! Congratulations! 

Happy Birthday, Diane!

Diane is celebrating a birthday on September 16th! May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 

Happy Birthday, Katie K!

Katie is celebrating a birthday on September 9th! May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 


Ortho Trivia


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It’s National Tooth Fairy Day!

This year on National Tooth Fairy Day, we want you to know everything you can about your child’s oral health. It can be hard to know at what age your child should begin orthodontic treatment or when they should first see a dental specialist. As their teeth erupt, it’s important to know if they’re growing in correctly, if they are caring for their oral health, and if they will need specific treatments in the future. It’s a good idea to bring your child to the dentist as soon as their first tooth erupts to make sure you are on top of their oral health. Here’s everything you should know about your child’s first orthodontist visit.


When should my child begin orthodontic treatment?

There is no set age to begin orthodontic treatment, but their first visit should be centered around when they begin to lose their first teeth. It is important to note that your dentist can quickly detect oral concerns that you may never have noticed as a parent. In this sense, taking your child to the orthodontist as early as seven is recommended. Often, losing baby teeth can be associated with eruption disturbances of the permanent teeth that go unnoticed until your visit with an orthodontist.

Why might my child need orthodontic treatment?

Kids may need treatment for several different reasons including crooked teeth, overlapping teeth,overcrowded teeth, or a “bad bite” (known as malocclusion). These issues might result in treatment via either braces or Invisalign. Invisalign is becoming a much more popular option andis a great alternative to braces, especially for kids. There is a higher level of comfort and ease with the treatment, and treatment results in the same effectiveness. Your child can eat what they want, not worry about pokey brackets and wires, and have their teeth move more predictably andcomfortably. Invisalign First is specifically made for younger patients and is one of the best waysto fix oral alignment issues in children.

What will happen at my child’s initial appointment?

Your child’s first appointment will consist of a full series of x-rays and digital photographs so the orthodontist can fully examine your child’s oral situation. This is followed by a thorough clinical examination and explanation of findings. The goal of the appointment is not only to find any oral health concerns, but also to make you and your child feel comfortable and cared for.

What types of braces are there for children?

At Cooney Orthodontics, we offer a variety of options for children. Typically, different types of appliances may be necessary prior to or in conjunction with traditional braces or Invisalign. As technology has advanced, many times we will be suggesting Invisalign as the more predictable and comfortable option for your child. We are also the Capital Region’s only Top 1% Diamond Plus Invisalign Provider, so you know your child is in good hands.

What is Invisalign and how long will the treatment last for my child?

The Invisalign system consists of multiple sets of clear aligners that are custom made to fit your child’s mouth. Small, tooth-colored bumps called attachments are adhered to the teeth to allow the aligners to snap onto the teeth and guide the teeth into the correct positions. Specific movement is prescribed from your orthodontist. These aligners are changed on a regular basis to keep up with that movement. In terms of longevity of the treatment, it is hard to give a definitive answer since everyone’s dental situation is different. At your initial appointment, you will be given an estimated treatment time for your child’s specific situation.


Every child loves the excitement of losing their first tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy to come the next day. This National Tooth Fairy Day, encourage your child to become comfortable with the dentist and orthodontist. After all, choosing to visit the orthodontist early on can result in minimizing orthodontic issues and can maximize confidence in your child!What is Invisalign and how long will the treatment last for my child?The Invisalign system consists of multiple sets of clear aligners that are custom made to fit your child’s mouth. Small, tooth-colored bumps called attachments are adhered to the teeth to allow the aligners to snap onto the teeth and guide the teeth into the correct positions. Specific movement is prescribed from your orthodontist. These aligners are changed on a regular basis to keep up with that movement. In terms of longevity of the treatment, it is hard to give a definitive answer since everyone’s dental situation is different. At your initial appointment, you will be given an estimated treatment time for your child’s specific situation.Every child loves the excitement of losing their first tooth and waiting for the Tooth Fairy to come the next day. This National Tooth Fairy Day, encourage your child to become comfortable with the dentist and orthodontist. After all, choosing to visit the orthodontist early on can result in minimizing orthodontic issues and increased confidence in your child!

July 2021 Newsletter

Toys for Tots Annual Golf Tournament 

This month we will be participating yet again in the Toys for Tots Golf Tournament. We love being able to do our part to make a difference in our community. If you would like to be a part of this tournament, register HERE

Want to help? Follow our friends at Capital Region Toys for Tots on Facebook for info on local events, fundraisers, and more!


Smile! It’s Summertime!

Getting a smile you love shouldn’t be uncomfortable, tedious, or embarrassing! Show up to the picnic without feeling awkward thanks to Invisalign!

Did you know with Invisalign, you take your aligners out to eat, so there are no food restrictions or poking wires to bother you as you chew?! You will be able to enjoy all the summer treats while working on your beautiful, healthy smile to last a lifetime!

Schedule a complementary Invisalign consultation for yourself or your child today! 


Happy Independence Day!

We hope you all are able to enjoy 4th of July weekend with your friends and families! Stay safe!


Team News


Celebrating 5 Years!

Jen is celebrating 5 years at Cooney Orthodontics on July 5th! Congratulations! 

Happy Birthday Dr. Cooney!

Dr. Cooney is celebrating a birthday on July 9th! May your birthday be the start of a year filled with plenty of smiles! 


Ortho Trivia


Dr. Tyner is a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist!

We want to share some great news! Dr. Tyner has passed his comprehensive board exam administered by the American Board of Orthodontics meaning he is officially a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist!

This is truly a huge accomplishment because less than 6% of dentists are orthodontic specialists and only 10% of these orthodontic specialists are board certified by the ABO! It is also very rare for an orthodontist to complete their board certification this early in their career!

We are very fortunate to have him as a part of our team and as he continues to set our practice standard of providing top notch care through quality education and experience.

We have a unique practice, a talented team, and now operating under TWO Board Certified Orthodontists who also happen to be the only Diamond Plus Invisalign Providers in the Capital Region!

Join us in congratulating Dr. Tyner for his hard work!

Interested in a complimentary consultation? Book yours online today for either of our locations in Troy or Ballston Lake, NY.