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By Bryn Cooper
This is Bryn Cooper, where we talk about the ins and outs of creating smiles!
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Dr. Cooper FAQ: Why Can’t We Move My Wire Size Up Faster?
On this brief but informative episode of the Bryn Cooper Show, Dr. Cooper discusses the intricacies of why moving to a different wire size before your teeth are ready is not an option for effective orthodontic treatment.
October 01, 2021
Cooper Orthodontics Dental Monitoring System Explained
On this episode of the Bryn Cooper Show, Treatment Coordinator and RDA Lydia walks us through how to use the innovative dental monitoring system that Cooper Orthodontics patients can use at home when their schedule best permits to ensure effective treatment no matter how hectic life gets. Subscribe for more!
August 17, 2021
The Bryn Cooper Show: Pregnancy & Orthodontia - Should You Wait?
Join us for another episode of the Bryn Cooper Show where Dr. Cooper talks about pregnancy and orthodontia. Should you wait to get orthodontic treatment until after you are done having children? Watch this brief yet informative discussion by Dr. Bryn Cooper of Houston, Texas to find out the answer. Subscribe for more & watch the video on YouTube here.
July 17, 2021
Dr. Cooper Talks Appliance Care
In this episode of the Bryn Cooper Show, Dr. Cooper discusses the importance of taking care of various appliances during and after your orthodontic journey. Follow us on social media, subscribe for more, and watch the video on our YouTube channel. 
May 10, 2021
Dr. Bryn Cooper Provides a Comprehensive Guide to Clear Trays
Dr. Cooper of Cooper Orthodontics in Houston, Texas provides a comprehensive guide to all things clear trays: care, cleaning and more!
March 08, 2021
How to Take Care of Your Braces
Today we are reviewing one of the most popular topics on the The Bryn Cooper Show - How To Take Care of Your Braces! Hear directly from Dr. Cooper about this frequently requested topic, and check out our Guide to Braces at
March 03, 2021
Dr. Cooper Talks the Covid-19 Vaccine
On this episode of the Bryn Cooper Show Dr. Cooper discusses the COVID-19 vaccine. She talks about the side effects, reservations, symptoms and pros and cons for an MRNA vaccine. Listen to learn more about the vaccine from Dr. Cooper’s professional opinion and background in microbiology.
December 21, 2020
Dr. Cooper Talks Virtual Medicine in the Time of Covid 19 with Dr. Alana Kennedy-Nasser
On this episode of the Bryn Cooper Show Dr. Cooper interviews Dr. Alana Kennedy-Nasser of Houston’s PurePediatrics a home concierge pediatrician service. Her goal is to change the way children, adolescents and young adults receive medical care through personalized medicine, integrative wellness and a healthy dose of prevention. Learn how Dr. Alana’s practice uses tecnhology to engage their patients in new and innovative ways.
December 17, 2020
The Bryn Cooper Show Featuring Dr. Caroline Long of West U Wellness
In this episode, we host West University Wellness Chiropractor Caroline Long. Tune in to hear Dr. Cooper and Dr. Long chat about thankfulness, health, wellness, and the correlation between oral health and overall body health and balance. Subscribe for morel.
November 25, 2020
Dr. Cooper Talks the TikTok Teeth Filing Trend
On this episode of the Bryn Cooper Show, Dr. Bryn Cooper watches and discusses the startling trend of TikTok stars filing down their own teeth with files meant for their fingernails. She reviews the risks and realities of this frightening DIY dental trend. 
October 29, 2020
Dr. Cooper Talks Bullying
Houston-based orthodontist, Dr. Bryn Cooper, discusses bullying in schools and how to cope with bullying as your children grow up.
October 21, 2020
What does your mouth say about your health?
This episode is all about overall health and what your mouth can point to.  See the blog post here.
October 21, 2020
How is your mouth connected to to your overall health?
Listen here to hear about some health conditions affected by your oral health!  Read the blog here:
October 21, 2020
The Impact of Orthodontics on Younger Kids
Dr. Cooper talks about her personal experience with orthodontics and how it impacted her life and inspired her to want to help others!
April 17, 2020
The Scoop on Smile Direct Club
Have you heard?? Smile Direct Club recently signed a contract with Walmart! Listen in on Dr. Cooper's thoughts about this new partnership along with a little tidbit of our in house made retainers! 
January 30, 2020
Why Not Give Yourself the Gift of Self Care For The Holidays?
With special guest Aeon Oliver-Terry, a whole new world between muscles and bones are connected! A very interesting listen about the two worlds colliding that you're not going to want to miss (you're going to love listening because Aeon is Australian!)  Give yourself the gift of self care this holiday!
December 18, 2019
How Teeth Affect Your Overall Health
Have you ever wondered what other types of issues happen in your body because of issues in your mouth? You can find out how your teeth and gums affect the rest of your body's health!
November 04, 2019
Is Charcoal Toothpaste a Good Whitening Option?
Did you ever wonder if charcoal toothpaste actually benefits your teeth or if it was just a fad? Listen in on what Dr. Cooper has to say about it.
October 21, 2019
People's Choice: Why can't I come sooner? Won't it make my treatment go faster?
Dr. Cooper answers a question that she gets asked all the time - in different ways.   She will tell you how to have the most efficient treatment (meaning less appointments with awesome results) AND the additional treatments that can speed the process along.  As a side note - there is a Facebook Live with Dr. Cooper and Dr. Brownfield that relates to this podcast.
October 02, 2019
Why does the internet tell me my teeth can be straight in 6 months or less?
Questions from the clinic, right here at Cooper Orthodontics: Ever wondered why the internet tells you your teeth can be straight in 6 months or less, but every orthodontist you visit tells you longer?  Dr. Cooper gives you the answer on this podcast. Also, what happens if you don't wear your trays 22+ hours per day?  Will anything bad happen?
August 27, 2019
Teeth Truths: 526 Teeth!
Ever wondered how many extra teeth you could have?  This might be a record - 526 teeth in a 5 year old! See original article from CNN's website: This amazing story can inspire us to take note of our children's oral status - we have the resources.
August 13, 2019
These Things Called Appliances...
Get the scoop on how to get through the appliance process smoothly plus find out what Dr. Cooper’s appliances were when she went through orthodontics. Listen to a podcast with a parent and child who went through an appliance at Cooper Orthodontics “here”!  Read the entire blog on how to care for appliances here!
July 30, 2019
Research for the People: Can you get a root canal during orthodontic treatment?
Hailey asked what happened if a patient needs a root canal during an interview and now Dr. Cooper shares the answer with you! Articles referenced: Hamilton RS1, Gutmann JL..  Endodontic-orthodontic relationships: a review of integrated treatment planning challenges.  Int Endod J. 1999 Sep;32(5):343-60. Jalaluddin M1, Goyal V2, Naqvi ZA3, Gupta B4, Asnani MM5, Sonigra HM5. Assessment of the Effect of Orthodontic Treatment on the Periodontal Health of Endodontically Restored Tooth. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2017 Jul 1;18(7):587-590.
June 27, 2019
The Ins & Outs of Invisalign: An Interview with Steve
Steve had metal braces as a teenager, and now has had Invisalign.  Listen to him explain the different aspects of his experience.   Best quote from the episode: "I used to floss one or two times before my dental check-up...which is kinda like when you have a messy house and someone says they are coming over and you throw everything in closets real fast.  It may look OK, until you open a closet."
June 11, 2019
Double Episode!
This is a double episode! First, we take a look at how to wear and take care of your clear trays  - one of the brands is Invisalign. See link to Cooper Orthodontic’s Guide to Clear Trays. Then we have a Research for the People Segment. This looks at different toothpastes and what happens to the teeth when they are used. Find out the safest way to brush your teeth!
May 21, 2019
The Everlane of Straight Teeth: Episode 4
This is a wrap up of the mini-series.  We will go over an update on insurances since Episode 2 was recorded and what the ramifications going forward are.  Then some marketplace climate that has kept orthodontic pricing stable for the past few years, and finally because of all this information a new offering Cooper Orthodontics is making for patients to gain more access to care.  Are you ready?
April 29, 2019
Teeth Truths: Can you straighten dog's teeth?
Ever wondered what your options were for straightening your dog's teeth?  Has your dog had any issues biting properly or a tooth did not erupt in the right place?  Dogs have these issues too.  See what your options are....
April 15, 2019
Research for the People: A Tooth Can Grow Where?
Fox News reported on a tooth in the nasal cavity:  The original article was published here: Yes - teeth can grown in the wrong direction.  Most of the time they stay in the mouth area...but sometimes the tooth grows to the nose.
April 11, 2019
The Everlane of Straight Teeth: Episode 3
How does Third Party Financing affect how you pay for braces?  Listen here to find out!
April 01, 2019
Teeth Truths: Veneers @eadofamilydental
You know Dr. Cooper wants you to avoid doing unnecessary dentistry, but did you also know there is a great application for veneers?  Check out this post from Dr. Ma @EadoFamilyDental:
March 18, 2019
Research for the People: Adverse Aligner Reactions
Ever wondered if there are any reactions to the aligner plastic?  Now you can know!  We will go over what the adverse reactions are and what to do about it.   Based on the article: Adverse clinical events reported during Invisalign treatment: Analysis of the MAUDE database authored by Veerasathpurush Allareddya, Romesh Nalliahb, Min Kyeong Leec, Sankeerth Rampad, Veerajalandhar Allareddye DOI:
March 11, 2019
The Everlane of Straight Teeth: Episode 2
You have heard how orthodontist calculate prices, now how does insurance outline their price?  Listen Here to find out!
March 05, 2019
Snap-on Veneers...they do exist!
When you search google for "straight teeth" - what comes up?  One of the results is...snap-on veneers.  They come in mail-order variety and from a dentist's office.  What are the differences and risks?  Listen here for Dr. Cooper's take on it.
February 19, 2019
Research for the People: How does a UK study on "Twin Blocks" relate to orthodontics in the USA?
Twin Block appliances have been used to reduce the amount upper teeth stick out  and are especially popular in the UK.  Dr. Cooper guides you through the research and shows you how it can apply to clear aligner or Invisalign treatment that you may be thinking about. Original Study Information: Effectiveness of part-time vs full-time wear protocols of Twin-block appliance on dental and skeletal changes: A randomized controlled trial Jeet Parekh, Kate Counihan, Padhraig S. Fleming, Nikolaos Pandis, Pratik K. SharmaCorrespondence information about the author Pratik K. Sharma DOI:
February 12, 2019
Interview: What is it like to have Lingual Braces?
Melanie & Lindsey describe what it is like to live with Lingual Braces.  Check it out!
February 05, 2019
The Everlane of Straight Teeth: Episode 1
Have you ever wished your doctor would just put up a diagram to explain their pricing so it can be transparent?  Hear how orthodontists view their pricing structures.  Dr. Cooper will go over what components determine orthodontic pricing over several podcasts.  By the end, you will be able to explain an "Everlane of Orthodontics" perspective.  This episode dives into what orthodontists use to estimate the price of their cases.
January 31, 2019
Teeth Truths: Influencer @senshine shares his experience...and Dr. Cooper shares her knowledge on it
Dr. Cooper reviews this marketing YouTube  and answers the questions @senshine had.  See original video at:
January 23, 2019
Teeth Truths Trailer
Ever wonder if the marketing you see about dentistry is telling you the truth?  Now you can know!  Dr. Cooper will talk about marketing in orthodontics, DIY aligners, clear aligners, etc.  If you see something and want to know if its the truth...send it in on any social media by DM or email it to
January 22, 2019
Research for the People: Water Fluoridation Study
Listen to the review of the research article "Consequences of community water fluoridation cessation for Medicaid-eligible children and adolescents in Juneau, Alaska"
January 15, 2019
Introduction of Segment: Research for the People
What is the segment "Research for the People" about?
January 15, 2019
What is it like to have braces for the first time?
Have you ever wondered what its like to experience and expander and braces around 7 years of age?  Now you can!  Bonus: Mom gives her perspective too!
January 08, 2019
Here's a teaser - come listen to more & ask me your questions!
January 02, 2019
To Extract or Not To Extract?
Ever wondered why there used to be more people with extractions for orthodontics? Why does there seem to be less extraction now?
December 17, 2018
Flouride - yes or no?
Did you know there is Flouride in your tap water? Do you think its good or bad?
November 19, 2018
I Only Want Orthodontics
Getting the ideal takes a team!
October 25, 2018
Teeth Get Loose with Orthodontics?
When is it normal for teeth to be loose? When should you mention it to your team? What happens if you don't have a team of professionals?
October 03, 2018
Are you a patient or a consumer?
As new marketing is pushed out directly to the does this affect the relationship between the doctor and the patient?
September 26, 2018
Can't I just take these antibiotics for this cold?
Why dentist prescribe (or don't!) antibiotics...
September 19, 2018
Can Doctors get kickbacks?
What is a kickback? Can it even happen? Should I be worried about it when I get a referral?
September 17, 2018
I've been told I can't do that...
Have you ever been told you are not a candidate for a certain kind of treatment? Have you ever been told you HAVE to do surgery?
September 13, 2018
Is it okay to eat pizza every once in awhile?
Discussing pizza - one of the yummy options you CAN eat!
September 05, 2018
So you're transferring...
Can't I just switch orthodontists?
August 31, 2018
What to use with braces, lingual braces or clear trays...bonus - what to do if your tooth gets knocked out of your mouth?
August 29, 2018
Why do some kids get 2 sets of braces?
Ever wonder why some people get braces around first or second grade...then another set later but other people only get them in middle school? There are some very good reasons to get orthodontic treatment early - but only in some cases!
August 28, 2018
My kid chipped their front tooth!
Why chipping happens, what to do about it and how orthodontics can have a part
August 23, 2018
Doc...I really, really, really want to speed up my treatment....
What are the options to speed up treatment? If you are already doing the basics (taking care of your appliances and wearing them) then what can you do to shave off a few months?
August 21, 2018
Shift Happens!?!
Why are my teeth moving? - I didn't even have orthodontics before....
August 20, 2018
Lingual Brackets - the ins & outs1
Lingual brackets - de-mystifying these brackets and others, why they are priced the way they are, how they are supplied to orthodontists, etc.
August 17, 2018
Clear Aligers/Invisalign
Why are there so many options and prices when they are all the same clear trays?
August 17, 2018
Clear Braces - why or why not?
The second in a series of de-mystifying the different types of orthodontic treatment - metal, clear, trays & lingual
August 14, 2018
Pros & Cons of Metal Braces
Dr. Cooper discusses the pros & cons of metal, traditional braces.
August 13, 2018
Why do I have extra spit?
I just got some braces - now I have so much spit - why is this happening?
August 10, 2018
Doing what to my bone does what?
You have the basics down, now you want to speed through treatment!
August 08, 2018
Are you the tortoise or the hare?
How do I get done with orthodontics fast? Take care of the basics!
August 02, 2018
How does Dr. Cooper find her own doctors?
Want to find doctors like Dr. Cooper - follow these guidelines!
July 18, 2018
Latest episode of Bryn Cooper
July 03, 2018
My tooth hurts!
What are the reasons tooth sensitivity can occur? What can you do to make it go away?
June 20, 2018
I don't need dental insurance to get braces?!?!?!
Myth busted! You may not need dental insurance to get the best price for orthodontics...and its easy!
April 10, 2018
Flossing with Braces?!?!
Kareen on Instagram asked, "I have braces and have trouble flossing, what would be a good way to floss?" Here is the answer... Referenced video:
March 26, 2018
Hey Doc, what kind of braces do you recommend?
What are the pros & cons of different treatment types? What types are there?
March 21, 2018
Retainers - what type works?
The very first episode of Bryn Cooper!
March 20, 2018