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. 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.
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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.
Your child’s initial appointment will consist of a full series of digital photographs and any digital x-rays as needed. They will then receive a thorough clinical examination by one of our top-ranked 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 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.
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 common orthodontic problems that we are able to treat include:
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.
We offer a variety of options when it comes to getting a more ideal smile. Often, different types of appliances may be necessary prior to or in conjunction with braces systems. We offer both conventional metal brackets as well as less noticeable clear ceramic brackets. We are also the Capital Region’s only VIP Platinum Plus Invisalign Provider. All these systems can get you the results you’re looking for depending on which option works best with your child’s lifestyle. We will thoroughly discuss which options will be most advantageous for you at your initial screening.
Some of the most direct results of interceptive treatment are:
All orthodontic patients are instructed to wear their clear retainers at night indefinitely. Sleeping with your retainers in at night will ensure a healthy bite and maintain the new position of your teeth as time goes on.
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.
There are a lot of orthodontists in the area to choose from, but none will provide you with the convenient friendly service and the great results that I've seen with my three children.
My teeth were everywhere and it didn't look that good and I think that it'll be really cool to have my braces off with my teeth straight for the first time.
I'm really excited to get braces because I know when I'm done with them that my teeth will be straight and I'll have a great smile!
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.