Dr. Rodrigo F. Viecilli, DDS, PhD
Trusted Austin Orthodontics
We proudly provide Austin orthodontics to patients of all ages.
We proudly provide Austin orthodontics to patients of all ages.
Dr. Rodrigo Viecilli, DDS, PhD is an Austin orthodontist and is a world-renowned orthodontic treatment biomechanics scientist, Professor and Lecturer at two of the best dental schools in the country.
He is skilled in almost all philosophies of traditional metal braces, twin and self-ligating metal braces regular and early treatment, Invisalign such as Invisalign/Invisalign Teen (plastic coverage clear braces), and ceramic clear braces which are the most popular treatment options now. He provides Austin orthodontic treatment children, teenagers and adults.
He is an all-rounded orthodontic care and Austin orthodontic treatment provider of braces, clear braces, and clear aligners such as Invisalign. The ultimate Austin orthodontist to give you wonderful results for you and your family. Read on and check out his credentials and effort in everything Dr. Viecilli excelled at. The next one could be your orthodontic case!
He has strong PhD genetics training in growth and development of kids and adults and pays close attention to the myofunctional habits that can affect the smile and growth in kids at age six, highly encouraging parents to schedule an appointment for a visit and bring their child for a free complimentary consultation by a doctor at age 7.
At this age, adults we observe if there is any habitual interference with the smile, normal facial growth and development of the teeth in patients at age five – or the earliest possible age after.
We encourage early orthodontic treatment, with braces only in children and esthetic in adults when adult treatment is absolutely necessary for oral and dental health or psychological reasons.
Austin orthodontists with aerospace engineering training aren’t too common, but his unexpected background helps him express the combination of physics, materials science, and biology that orthodontic care and orthodontics treatment entails, in the many benefits biomechanics brings his orthodontics treatments to patients. His 20+ years experience in dental work treating others with braces also made him an care early treatment, and practice.
After his first Aerospace engineering studies, he received his dental surgery degree in Brazil, where he also completed his first orthodontics training and became a certified specialist in Orthodontics at an Air Force Hospital. He is also a reserve lieutenant of the Brazilian Air Force, thus, a Veteran in Brazil.
During his orthodontic treatment residency there, he translated “Modern Edgewise Mechanics and the Segmented Arch Technique”, a book by Dr. Charles J. Burstone, the most respected orthodontic mechanics scientist at the time, to Portuguese.
As a result of experiments derived from reading and understanding the book, he perfected one of Dr. Burstone’s mechanisms for orthodontic treatment: a calibrated spring for space closure that self corrected its force system while the spaces of previous dental extractions closed.
He published the results a paper in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics, the number 1 ranked Orthodontics Journal in the world as a sole author, a rare accomplishment for just an apprentice orthodontist.
His paper and accomplishment were held in such high regard on an international level that he was invited to pursue a Ph.D. in Oral Biology (Biomechanics) and attend a second residency in the United States at Indiana University (which means that he’s a double orthodontics specialty training!).
During his residency at Indiana University, he treated six difficult braces cases, including early treatment cases, with excellence, one of which was chosen for display in an AAO meeting for study by other peers. Currently, it is no longer mandatory for orthodontists to treat and present braces cases to become board certified. Guaranteed orthodontic care and orthodontic expertise is lost but you have it here with us in Austin TX. Ask to see Dr. Viecilli’s past board cases. He won the Milo Hellman Award, top research award in North America, for his work, given by the American Association of Orthodontists.
He’s also the only graduate from Indiana to ever complete the American Board of Orthodontics case requirements within two years.
Due to this honor, great experience and his hard work and professional contributions to the field, he was approved as a prospective member of the Angle Society and has been board-certified since 2011 and recertified in 2021. A unique orthodontist Austin TX that has that unmatched in the city.
Dr. Viecilli was certified with both written and clinical case examinations with one orthodontics patient case chosen as one of the best 20 for display in the American Board of Orthodontics room in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) meeting. Can you ask for a doctor with better orthodontic patient care expertise?
In the Indiana University School of Dentistry and Purdue School of Engineering he studied the effect of genetics and mechanical stimulation on tooth movement and cell biochemistry of teeth and proved for the first time that both genetics and force have a joint effect on the outcomes of orthodontics and treatment options.
This latest technology is Finite Element Analysis, the same technology that led to the success of the Apollo program and is still used to design airplanes, cars and spaceships. He also personally conducted his histology, and 3D modeling for his award-winning work. Dr. Viecilli used this same tech to develop the most sophisticated archwire in the world, the Smartarch.
Dr. Viecilli taught for eight years in faculty positions at New York University College of Dentistry and Loma Linda University School of Dentistry, where he trained hundreds of dentists becoming orthodontist specialists in multiple areas of dental and oral health, from placing braces, bending wires, to the theory of how to make braces work (biomechanics). He is still a Professor and lecturer for both Schools . As a result of his many achievements, including 25+ peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, he is considered one of the very top orthodontists and world experts in orthodontic expertise, oral health and both orthodontic care and smile biomechanics you could trust your teeth and smile to.
For instance, he was recently one of the three American based Professors to lecture in the World Biomechanics Meeting in Doha, Qatar. He lectures regularly at AAO meetings and other orthodontic associations around the world.
In addition to his many academic accomplishments, he invented the most sophisticated orthodontic wire ever designed for orthodontics on teeth: the SmartArch™. Independent research done by other peers claims this archwire can reduce orthodontic treatment time and pain by substituting others. It is considered by most the best orthodontic alignment archwire in the world. was accomplished by a design which planned different precisely calculated material properties for each segment of the archwire between brackets. Be ready for quick changes happening to you while we straighten your crooked teeth in lightning fast speed.
The archwire is sold by Ormco, the largest orthodontic company in the world. And we deliver it free of charge in our office for orthodontics in children and adults in Austin Texas because Dr. Viecilli is a key inventor and designed the concept of the archwire himself and performed all computer calculations to design it.
Following the success and implementation of this invention, he played a part in devising technologies related to clear aligner treatment (a system called Spark by Ormco, similar to Invisalign and Invisalign Teen).
Dr. Viecilli takes a stance to offer clear aligners to teenagers but takes measures to make sure good results are achieved. At Limestone Hills Orthodontics (Austin TX), we understand sometimes teens are not mature to take responsibility for their treatment and overpromise things. We always offer a free consultation or a switch to braces if the parents pay for Invisalign Teen clear aligners. The same promotion is valid for Adult treatment in our practice here in Austin, Texas. We want you to be happy and we are aware you spend with Invisalign or clear aligners and want to make sure good results are achieved no matter what. Check with us and get an informed, unbiased opinion. We are not tied to any companies and not exclusive with any, so that we can always offer the best deal to our patients. Dr. Viecilli will always make everything transparent for your orthodontic treatment decisions.
We just do want you to smile and be satisfied with your result and trust our team that we want the best for you and your entire family and child, being it Braces or Invisalign.
Dr. Viecilli envisioned his Austin TX Orthodontics office as his second home in the middle of the Limestone Hills of West/Central and North Austin, and planned it carefully taking advantage of his engineering background, hiring the best Orthodontic Architecture firm in the US to assist in the design and realize his vision.
In his free time, he is studying to be a certified marketer (CXL) in several areas, is a certified sommelier, mixologist and barista and enjoys various hobbies, including cooking, collecting fragrances, espresso and latte art, weightlifting, traveling, and reading philosophy. Recently he started japanese ancient sword training- Iaijutsu. He also collects your beautiful smiles, of course!