Modern Treatment Delivered with Traditional Values from

Creating beautiful smiles is a little bit of art and a whole lot of science.

Science has many innovative ways to improve your smile, with technology like Invisalign®, Chic™ clear brackets, and Inbrace™ lingual braces, as well as other modern treatment modalities. However, making a beautiful smile is an art, too.

Bloom Orthodontics in Long Beach has a long history of providing the right mix of science and art to improve our patients’ smiles. Best of all, we offer an excellent patient experience with our friendly, welcoming staff who are ready to explain treatment options and answer any questions you might have.

Moreover, because we offer complimentary consultations, you can see what it’s like to work with us without any risk or obligation.

There are many orthodontic practices in Long Beach, but only one Bloom Orthodontics. If you want the best in safe, comfortable and modern orthodontic care, make an appointment to see us today.

To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation, click below or call us at 562-380-0689 to talk to one of our friendly staff.

Modern Orthodontics Combined with
Old-Fashioned Service

At Bloom Orthodontics in Long Beach, we’ve been helping families get the smile they always wished they had for themselves or their loved ones for three generations.

Founded in 1966, our practice was built on the idea that service and value are every bit as important as dental tools and modern orthodontic techniques. We greet every person with a smile and encourage open communication between the doctor and families.

Now, as the third generation of USC-trained orthodontists at Bloom Orthodontics, Dr. Thao Nguyen Vu continues the tradition of service and quality that have kept Long Beach families returning each generation. Dr. Vu incorporates modern orthodontics and state-of-the-art technology to ensure that every patient receives the most efficient and effective treatment possible.

Meet Dr. Vu

“I enjoy working with patients of all ages and love seeing the positive changes a beautiful smile can make.”

Dr. Thao Nguyen Vu

knew she wanted to be an orthodontist from an early age. She had braces and experienced for herself the difference a beautiful smile can make on one’s self-esteem as an adolescent. With her newfound confidence, she took on leadership roles throughout high school, and later in college and dental school. Her positive experience as an orthodontic patient influenced her decision to become an orthodontist as an adult.

Dr. Vu dedicates herself to treating patients with the highest standard of care and providing the focused, unhurried attention they deserve. She loves helping children and adults have the beautiful smiles they always wanted, smiles that build their self-confidence and open doors professionally and socially.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Thao Nguyen Vu grew up in Garden Grove, California. There, she attended school from Kindergarten on and was valedictorian of her high school.

She went on to attend the University of California, Irvine on a Regent’s scholarship. She graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in business management.

After college, she continued her studies at the prestigious dental program at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Vu then attended the graduate orthodontics program at the University of Southern California, where she received her certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology. She was awarded the Harry L. Dougherty Award for Clinical Excellence upon graduation.

After graduation, she took a rigorous set of written and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of credentials, to become board-certified. She scored in the top five percent of examinees nationwide.

A few years after working in private practice, she was invited to teach in the orthodontic clinic at the USC Graduate Orthodontics department. Now teaching at the graduate department she graduated from, Dr. Vu is currently one of the youngest clinical faculty in the department.

Professional Affiliations
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
Outside the Office

Growing up in southern California, Dr. Vu enjoys spending her time outside in the sun, from swimming and playing tennis to snowboarding and hiking. Also, Dr. Vu enjoys traveling, eating, and spending time with her family and friends.

Meet Our Staff

Our friendly staff is here to assist you and make your orthodontic experience something worth smiling about!


Scheduling Coordinator

“I have been working in the dental field for five years. I enjoy getting to see patients on a regular basis and to witness their amazing…


Registered Dental Assistant

“I have been working in this office for eight years. I enjoy seeing the patients month to month and to see them grow throughout the years…


Orthodontic Assistant

“I enjoy orthodontic assisting because I am able to build a relationship with our patients and make them feel comfortable. Aside from…


Treatment Coordinator

“I’ve been working in the dental field for nearly 30 years and in this office for the last 9 years as the office manager. I enjoy…

To schedule your free, no-obligation consultation,
click below or call us at  562-380-0689 to talk to one of our friendly staff.