Hung V. Vu, PhD, DDS
Specialist in Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics for Children & Adults
Member of AAO, PCSO, CAO
The office is equiped with the state-of-the-art equipment:
Radiography is the technical term, whereas x-ray is the layman term.
Direct digital radiography offers many advantages which include:
The concept of "direct digital" and "indirect digital" is confusing to some people. With direct digital, the x-ray image is produced directly. Thus, the x-ray image is shown on the computer monitor instantly.
On the other hand, with indirect digital, the x-ray image is produced from a 2-step method: first, the pre-image is captured on a phosphor plate; second, a scanner is used to produce the final image, which is shown on a computer monitor subsequently. The process is lengthy and cumbersome. The quality is often compromised because of the scanning process and the quality of the scanner itself. During scanning, the pre-image is often exposed to some amount of light, and this light degrades the image quality. The more light exposure is, the worse the quality of the image becomes.
With direct digital, radiation exposure to the patient can be reduced because lower radiation - compared to the conventional radiography - can be used to produce a clear image. On the other hand, indirect digital actually exposes the patient to a higher radiation - compared to the conventional radiography. This is contrary to common advertisement, The reason is the phosphor plate requires a slightly higher radiation dose so the x-rays can penetrate the phosphor layer on the plate's surface. Both direct and indirect digital offer the advantage of no chemical needed for processing. But the capital cost of direct digital is much higher.
Dr. Vu specializes in:
A few highlights of our practice are:
Voted Best Orthodontist by Best of LA TV Viewers in 2010. Further information can be found from:
http://bestoflatv.com -> Vu Orthodontics (2010 Winner)
Best of LA TV series, a half-hour show on KCAL 9, airs every weekend with hosted episodes that feature orthodontists, schools, doctor’s offices, and other businesses around Southern California.
Our segment has also been featured on Best of LA TV, KCOP13 & 30.
The viewers are in counties such as Orange County and Los Angeles, and the cities include Fountain Valley, Huntington Beach, Westminster, Garden Grove, Anahem, Santa Ana, Tustin, Costa Mesa, Irvine, Los Angeles, and Long Beach.
To all the people who voted for us: Thank you so much for your support.
Hello and welcome to Vu Orthodontics.
Our office has flexible hours. We also open on Saturdays and Sundays to accomodate the need of patients who do not want to miss any school or work.
Please contact us anytime! We look forward to hearing from you.
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