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Rodrigo Viecilli

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Education + Background
Orthodontists with aerospace engineering training aren’t too common, but Dr. Viecilli’s unexpected background helps him appreciate the combination of physics, materials science, and biology that orthodontia entails, in the form of scientific biomechanics.

After his undergrad, Dr. Viecilli attended dental school in Brazil, where he completed his first orthodontic training. During his orthodontic residency there, he published a paper in the prestigious American Journal of Orthodontics.

His paper was held in such high regard on an international level that he was invited to pursue a Ph.D. in Oral Biology (Biomechanics) and attend residency in the United States at Indiana University (which means that he’s a double-trained orthodontist!).

There, he studied the effect of genetics and mechanical stimulation on tooth movement and cell biochemistry. Dr. Viecilli conducted his own engineering simulations, histology, and 3D analysis for his award-winning work.

Board-Certified Orthodontist
During his residency at Indiana University, he treated six arduous cases with excellence, one of which was chosen for display in an American Association of Orthodontists meeting for study by other orthodontists.

Due to this honor, and his hard work and contributions to the field, he was approved as a prospective member of the Angle Society of Orthodontists, and has been board-certified since 2011.

Award-Winning Work
Dr. Viecilli is one of two orthodontists from Indiana to ever win the prestigious Milo Hellman Award, the highest North American research award in orthodontic science.

He’s also the only orthodontist from Indiana to ever complete the American Board of Orthodontics patient case requirements within two years.

Professor + Inventor
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 and orthodontists. Dr. Viecilli is still a Professor and lecturer for both schools.

As a result of his many achievements, including 25+ peer-reviewed publications, numerous book chapters, and countless contributions to the field of orthodontic science, he is considered one of the top world experts in orthodontic biomechanics.

He lectures regularly at American Association of Orthodontists meetings and other orthodontic associations around the world. His lectures are about how to move teeth and model facial bones scientifically, without following cookbook techniques.

In addition to his many academic accomplishments, he invented the most sophisticated orthodontic wire ever designed: the SmartArch™.

Following the success and implementation of this invention, he played a part in devising technologies related to clear aligner treatment (such as Invisalign).

Outside the Office
Dr. Viecilli loves the Northwest Austin area and looks forward to exploring the city and making personal friendships with his patients. As a dedicated orthodontist in Austin, TX, he is deeply integrated into the local community and lifestyle.

In his free time, Dr. Viecilli is a certified sommelier and enjoys various hobbies, including cooking, collecting fragrances, espresso and latte art, weightlifting, traveling, and reading philosophy. Dr. Viecilli also developed the fragrances that are signature to the environment at Limestone Hills Orthodontics.

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

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