American Orthodontics Garners Five More Orthotown® Townie Choice Awards

Sheboygan, Wisconsin — American Orthodontics is proud to be the winner of five 2021 Orthotown Townie Choice Awards, highlighted by again winning the Metal Twin bracket category. This is the ninth year in a row the company has been recognized for best-in-class products, and it has increased its total number of awards to 51 in the nine-year history of the competition. Orthodontic professionals vote based on their experiences with products and services across several categories.

In 2021, American Orthodontics’ MiniMaster Series brackets earned top honors in the Metal Twin category for the third consecutive year. Tanzo was once again the winner for Archwires, marking eight consecutive years of top honors. Many of American Orthodontics’ previous Townie Choice award winning products were combined into the single award category of Bands and Attachments in 2019, including MR1 Bands, Elastic Chain, Elastics Ligature Ties and Wires, Buttons, Coil Springs - Closed, and Coil Springs – Open, and American Orthodontics again won this category in 2020 and 2021. For the ninth consecutive year, AO won the Direct Bond Molar Tube competition, featuring the ifit buccal tubes. For the 6th time, Wildlife Series Elastics was judged best in class for Elastics and Elastomerics.

“Being recognized by the orthodontic community as the best in the business for nine years in a row is an achievement we do not take for granted,” says American Orthodontics CEO Randy Benz. “These awards are voted on by the orthodontic practitioners themselves, affirming our work of providing the highest quality products at the best value in the industry. It’s an honor we take pride in.”

Since the inception of the Townies Choice Awards, American Orthodontics has won top honors in the Bracket categories, with Empower, MiniMaster Series and Empower 2, and Empower 2 SL brackets. AO has also swept the categories of Bondable Buccal Tubes, Elastic Chain (power chain), Ligature Ties and Wires, Arch Wire, Coil Springs - Closed, Coil Springs - Open, Buttons, and Elastics categories since their inception.

ABOUT AMERICAN ORTHODONTICS: American Orthodontics is the largest privately held orthodontic manufacturer in the world, proudly based in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Since 1968, American Orthodontics has been manufacturing quality orthodontic products and peripherals for customers in more than 110 countries. More than 98% of American Orthodontics’ products are manufactured at its Sheboygan headquarters using highly automated production equipment and a skilled, dedicated workforce. With 14 wholly owned subsidiaries, a direct sales force in North America, and a global team of exclusive distributors, American Orthodontics is a true orthodontic industry leader, committed to providing customers quality products, personalized service and dependable delivery.

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