All About Dr. Bryon Viechnicki
I started dental school at age 2
Well, not officially at age two. But I did show an early talent for sculpting dental wax and plaster monsters while mom studied late in the lab at Temple University School of Dentistry.
After this early stint in dental school, I earned thousands more hours of continuing education over family dinners. My mom would talk about general dentistry and my dad would talk about orthodontics. Holiday dinners with extended family were like tight-knit dental conferences - Orthodontist uncles, Cosmetic Dentist cousins and Periodontist in-laws talking about teeth the entire time.
From dinner time dental stories to mastering the art of the smile
My mom is a perfectionist who always strives to make her best work better than anyone else’s. My dad and uncle are infectiously happy people who love every minute of what they do. So after years of listening to their stories about the satisfaction of improving patients’ smiles, I decided I wanted to be a combination of all three.
After dental school, I spent 2 years of postdoctoral residency being mentored by some of the greatest clinicians on the East Coast and became a certified specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
That's where I learned the art and science of turning adult and adolescent crooked teeth into self-confident smiles.
How old is too old for braces?
The oldest patient I ever placed braces on was 71 years old. She said she wanted to do whatever it took to keep her teeth healthy and looking good for another 30 years.
That said, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommends you have an orthodontist evaluate your child for budding orthodontic problems at age 7. This is the best age to identify issues before they become costly problems one or two years later.
There are other benefits of starting early, too. Your child will have more confidence before hitting middle school and can avoid bad dental habits now.
How my not-so-little obsession with planning saves you time and money
Some guys like to putter in their workshops. Some get jazzed building cars from scratch. For me, creating logical orthodontic plans and guiding them to fruition over the one to two years your child (or you) are in my care is my passion. So much so, I helped write a textbook on the subject for dentists, and even teach Orthodontic Planning at Temple University.
My unique 'smile logic' is important, because it allows me to give powerfully accurate projections on when your child's braces will come off. This saves you valuable time and money, and gives your child the self-confident smile you want, without any hidden surprises.
We're here to help
If you're just getting to know us, I appreciate you checking us out. Please call if you have questions not answered on the site. To see if your child needs braces or not, Call 732-274-2211 to book a free consultation, and I'll look forward to meeting you soon.
Make it a great day!
Dr. Bryon Viechnicki (like Vick-Nikki)
P.S. - Some of the other driving forces in my life are hiking with my wife Betty (see our Matterhorn hike), keeping up with technology, and planning lectures on... planning : )