American Orthodontics Garners Six Orthotown® Townie Choice Awards

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – American Orthodontics is proud to be the winner of six 2019 Orthotown Townie Choice Awards, highlighted by sweeping the Metal Twin and Self Ligating Metal bracket categories as well as BracePaste winning the Adhesive category in its first year of consideration. This is the seventh year in a row the company has been recognized for best-in-class products, and it has increased its total number of awards to 41 in the seven-year history of the competition. Orthodontic professionals vote based on their experiences with products and services across several categories.

In 2019, American Orthodontics’ Empower 2 Self Ligating brackets topped all others in the Self Ligating Metal Bracket category while MiniMaster Series brackets earned top honors in the Metal Twin category. While Tanzo was once again the winner for Archwires, BracePaste, the medium viscosity adhesive that fluoresces under UV light to allow clear sight of adhesive remnants to simplify cleanup, won the Adhesives category in its first year of consideration.  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. AO also won for Direct Bond Molar tubes, featuring the ifit buccal tubes.

“We are so fortunate to be recognized by the orthodontic community as the best in the business for seven years in a row,” says American Orthodontics CEO Randy Benz. “These awards are a great honor because they are voted on by the orthodontic practitioners themselves, validating our mission of providing the highest quality products at the best value in the industry.”

Since the inception of the Townies Choice Awards, American Orthodontics has swept the Traditional Bracket category, with Empower, MiniMaster Series and Empower 2, and Empower 2 SL brackets. This marks the sixth consecutive year that Tanzo wire has been voted as best the Archwire category. 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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