Frequently Asked Questions
Why should I work with you instead of another orthodontist in Long Beach?
Most patients who come to us do so because they want high-quality orthodontic work that incorporates the latest tools and technologies, but also because they want to work with a friendly team of professionals that they trust. Everything we do is designed with your comfort in mind. You simply won’t find a better Long Beach orthodontics experience anywhere.
Who is Dr. Vu?
As a USC dental school graduate (with honors), Dr. Thao Nguyen Vu brings a wealth of knowledge and a familiarity with all the latest technologies for improving your smile. More than that, though, she places a big emphasis on being friendly and easy to work with. Stop by and meet her for yourself. We think you’ll be impressed.
What kinds of orthodontic treatments do you offer?
We work with all kinds of patients, from children to senior citizens. Whether you need simple braces and retainers, Invisalign treatments, or even orthodontic surgery, we can help.
Will you accept my dental insurance?
We have agreements with most major insurers. However, if you’d like our staff to check your individual dental plan and co-pay options, simply call our office and we’ll be happy to find out what your options are.
Do I have to pay for out-of-pocket orthodontic expenses all at once?
Probably not. Whether you’re paying for all of your dental work or just a portion that your insurance doesn’t completely cover, you can most likely take advantage of our flexible payment plans.
What can I expect during my first visit?
Your first visit to our office is a no-cost, no-obligation examination and consultation. That means we’ll spend a few minutes examining your teeth, and then we’ll explain our suggested course of treatment, along with other options you may have. And, we’ll leave plenty of time for you to ask any questions you might have.
During these visits, there is no pressure to make an immediate commitment. You can always decide to follow up with more questions later, or decline to work with us all.
Do you offer Invisalign orthodontic treatments?
We certainly do. In fact, Bloom Orthodontics was one of the first dental offices in Long Beach to adopt this exciting technology. We remain a top choice for Invisalign patients today.
How do I choose the right Long Beach orthodontist for me?
Although this is largely a matter of personal choice, our recommendation is to find a Long Beach orthodontist that is patient, answers your questions, and makes you feel comfortable – whether that’s in our office or another one. The process of building a better smile takes a while, and the results last even longer, so you don’t want to rush your choice.