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


Dr. Thao Nguyen Vu is dedicated to treating patients with the highest standard of care and providing focused, unhurried care they deserve. She loves helping children and adults achieve beautiful smiles that can improve their self-confidence and open doors professionally and socially.

Dr. Vu knew she wanted to be an orthodontist from an early age because she had braces herself as an adolescent and experienced what a difference a beautiful smile can make on one’s self-esteem. With her newfound confidence, she was able to take on leadership roles throughout high school, college, and dental school. It was through this positive experience as an orthodontic patient that she knew she would enjoy orthodontics as a profession.


Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Thao Nguyen Vu was raised in Garden Grove, California, where she attended K-12 and earned the title of valedictorian of her high school. She went on to attend University of California, Irvine on a Regent’s scholarship and graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in business management.

After college, she was accepted into the prestigious dental program at University of California, Los Angeles, where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. In order to become a specialist in orthodontics, Dr. Vu then attended the graduate orthodontics program at University of Southern California, where she received her certificate in orthodontics and a Master of Science degree in craniofacial biology. She was awarded with the Harry L. Dougherty Award for Clinical Excellence upon graduation.

Soon after graduating, she then voluntarily took a rigorous set of written examinations (she scored in the top 5% of examinees nationwide) and clinical examinations, as well as a comprehensive review of credentials, to become board-certified.


Outside the office

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

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What people say about us

Dr. Vu is great! Very informative and knowledgeable. I felt very comfortable with her treating my son and I myself decided to get my teeth straightened with Invisalign. I am very happy with my results thus far. The office as a whole is awesome, very professional and attentive. All appointments are on time. I highly recommend Bloom Orthodontics.

Robert H.

Dr. Vu is amazing!!!! My mom use to never smile with teeth because she was embarrassed about her teeth. My mom's dream is to have straight beautiful teeth so she moved forward with Dr. Vu. After 18 months my mom is now soooo happy and smiles showing her beautiful straight teeth everyday! Thank Dr. Vu for making my mom's dream come true!!! With my mom's experience I look forward to having Dr. Vu help me with Invisalign since after braces I did not continue with wearing my retainers!

Cherri P.

I just got my braces off after two years and I am so happy with the results! Dr. Vu and her team are so nice and they truly performed a miracle for me! Thank you Bloom Ortho!

Allison C.

This office is excellent for many reasons. First and foremost, Dr. Vu is so talented and knowledgeable. She knows exactly what is she doing. She has graduated from one of the best dentistry schools in the country which is USC. Her assistants, Priscilla and her friends, are nice and easy to deal with. The receptionist is very good and gives you flexible appointments. I would definitely recommend this place to friends and family members.

Ibraham A.

If you’re looking for a great orthodontist, go to Dr. Vu at Bloom Orthodontics. Everyone in the office is pleasant and professional. Amazing client care, and my daughter couldn’t be happier with her new braces!

Crystal H.

USC and UCLA trained, Board-Certified Orthodontist

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