Five American Orthodontics Products Judged Best in Class with Orthotown® Townie Choice Awards

Sheboygan, Wisconsin — American Orthodontics is proud to be the winner of five 2022 Orthotown Townie Choice Awards, highlighted by again winning the Metal Twin bracket category and the Self-Ligating bracket category. This is the 10th year in a row the company has been recognized for best-in-class products, and it has increased its total number of awards to 56 in the 10-year history of the competition. Orthodontic professionals vote based on their experiences with products and services across several categories.

In 2022, 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. Empower 2, which features the Dual Activation system, was voted as the best Self-Ligating bracket. For the 10th consecutive year, AO won the Direct Bond Molar Tube competition, featuring the ifit buccal tubes. For the 7th time, Wildlife Series Elastics was judged best in class for Elastics and Elastomerics.

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, 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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