Dr. Bryn Vaughn Cooper, owner and founder of Cooper Orthodontics, started her journey in orthodontics when she still had baby teeth! At just 5-years-old, Dr. Cooper learned the art of retainer making from her grandfather, an orthodontist himself. She spent many days in his office, both learning from him and in the chair as his orthodontic patient. She was always fascinated by the various orthodontic tools and technologies, and loved learning from her grandfather.
Once she got to college, Cooper began pursuing a degree in business in hopes of becoming an entrepreneur. After a few semesters of business classes, Cooper realized the undeniable; orthodontics is in her blood. She decided to combine her love of entrepreneurship and orthodontics into one, which eventually led her to open her own practice. When Dr. Cooper isn’t busy creating beautiful smiles, she is enjoying time walking the trails with her husband, daughter and golden retriever. She also loves running, doing yoga, reading, listening to entrepreneurial podcasts, trying new restaurants, and traveling throughout the US to volunteer in orthodontic leadership and speaking groups.
Dr. Cooper started her orthodontic education in her grandfather’s office, and continued that education with her college and postgraduate degrees:
Dr. Cooper continues to grow and share her orthodontic knowledge through her various professional affiliations such as:
Dr. Cooper is not only dedicated to serving the communities of Houston and Lake Jackson in her practice, but she is also dedicated to serving her community outside of her office. Dr. Cooper is involved in local Houston groups such as Women Leading Medicine and Spear Study Club.
Dr. Cooper is devoted to leadership volunteerism and takes any opportunity given to share her wisdom with others in the orthodontic field. She has worked with AAO’s Inclusion and Engagement division to shed light on the experience of women in orthodontics, and to provide improvements for that experience. She speaks for Dental Monitoring and uLab Systems and is published in genetics research in the American Journal of Orthodontic Dentofacial Orthopedics.