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By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 11/25/2015 3:32 PM

Every smile is unique, which means that some orthodontic treatments can work better for Cook & Mess Orthodontics patients than others.

As such, we are proud to offer an array of different types of braces at our two Columbus, OH offices. These include: metal braces, GAC Mystique braces, gold braces, Invisalign, and lingual braces.


Metal Braces

Metal braces are the most traditional, widely used type of braces. Utilizing high-grade, stainless steel wires and brackets, they are a reliable, efficient way to straighten teeth.

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 10/1/2015 11:18 AM

Ah, October – a time of jack-o-lanterns, deciduous trees, and seasonal, pumpkin-themed beverages at your favorite, local coffee shop. More importantly, though, this month also marks the celebration of National Orthodontic Health Month.


While talking retainers might not seem as outwardly enticing to your kids this month as talking about Reese’s Pieces, the truth is that with school well underway and the season changing, now is the perfect time to think about the changes your child would like to make to his or her smile.

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 7/22/2015 1:04 AM

With cellphones, the world at your fingertips is more prevalent today than it ever has been. Beyond accessing social media avenues, emails and texting, there is a world of information out there ready to be sought and found. This is relevant, even more so, in the dental and orthodontic industries. Beyond that, there are some orthodontic/dental industry themed apps that are fun! Below are five phone apps we have found that can be fun and useful for all orthodontic and dental patients throughout Columbus, Ohio and other parts of the world.

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 4/27/2015 1:12 AM

The Best Restaurants in Columbus with Braces-Friendly Menu Options!

Drs. Victor Cook and Joseph Mess are delighted that you have chosen Cook & Mess Orthodontics as your premier Columbus orthodontic practice! We strive to provide our patients with the best care in town, and that includes outstanding customer service from our team members. This is why when it comes to what you can and cannot eat while wearing braces; we want to be as transparent as possible. If you’re ever out and about in Columbus and you are unsure of what restaurants to visit, well look no further! We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorite old and new restaurants in Columbus below, and highlighted a braces-friendly menu item for each.

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 3/24/2015 12:53 AM

Spring is a time of fresh starts. Whether that is through a good spring cleaning, fresh flowers blooming, or warmer climates ahead. There is so much to look forward to in springtime! At Cook & Mess Orthodontics, we believe that spring is an excellent time to reevaluate your oral health care routine. Maybe it’s been awhile since you remembered to floss, or perhaps you’ve been indulging in one too many hard candies that can damage your braces. Today, we have decided to provide you with some fun and fresh braces-friendly recipes for spring. Try them out with your family!

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 1/28/2015 1:12 AM

Tips from Your Columbus, OH Orthodontists

Drs. Victor Cook and Joseph Mess want your child to be as relaxed and comfortable as possible at their first orthodontic appointment. While our staff is available to offer advice and provide a friendly atmosphere, there are many steps you can take at home to not only ensure your child is comfortable at the office, but also excited about orthodontics!

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 11/21/2014 5:43 PM

Adults in the Columbus, OH area are seeking orthodontic treatment now more than ever. New technology and treatment options allow adults to get the smile they’ve always wanted more quickly, comfortably, and discreetly. Getting braces as an adult can lead to huge improvements in all aspects of life. This is why Dr. Victor Cook and Dr. Joseph Mess offer a range of treatment options specifically for adults.

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 8/15/2014 11:20 AM

Here at Cook & Mess Orthodontics, we love the summer just as much as you do! With the kids out of school we like to relax and enjoy our summer nights with a movie. However, things can quickly become frustrating when normal movie theater snacks of popcorn and sticky candies are difficult to chew for those with braces. So, we complied a couple of braces-friendly summer movie night snacks that your child can enjoy!

By Cook & Mess Orthodontics on 5/27/2014 3:41 PM

Welcome to the practice of Drs. Victor Cook and Joseph Mess. Thank you for choosing us as your Columbus, OH orthodontists. We are dedicated to providing our patients with the most efficient and effective orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment!