OrthoDots® CLEAR Now Available From American Orthodontics

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February 5, 2019

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – American Orthodontics is excited to introduce OrthoDots® CLEAR, the superior solution to dental wax. OrthoDots® CLEAR is the world’s first globally compliant product used for irritation caused by orthodontic treatment. It is compliant for sales in the U.S., Canada, the European Union, Australia and 24 other countries.

“Our global distribution system is a great fit for OrthoDots,” says Michael Terrill, VP-Marketing at American Orthodontics. “OrthoDots quality, safety and compliance aspects meet the standards of excellence that our customers are accustomed to at American Orthodontics.”

The proprietary OrthoDots® CLEAR technology consists of a moisture-activated adhesive layer on a clear medical-grade silicone. It is preferred over traditional dental wax because it performs better, is transparent and is the first orthodontic wax that meets the quality and safety standards for today’s healthcare products.

For decades, dental wax supplied to the orthodontic industry was typically dispensed by five strips of wax in plastic containers with no labeling or lot codes. Traditional dental wax required the patient to tear off a pea-sized piece of the wax. Dental wax would often crumble or fall off and be occasionally ingested.

OrthoDots® CLEAR is the first to product of its kind to be packaged in hygienic unit-of-use packaging, with disclosure of ingredients, and with labeling or lot codes for traceability. Furthermore, OrthoDots® CLEAR unit-of-use packaging provides anti-tampering safeguards whereas the commodity dental wax currently dispensed to patients offers no indication whether tampering may have occurred.

“Historically, commodity dental wax has been the only broadly available product dispensed by orthodontists for pain and abrasions caused by orthodontic treatment,” according to Kathryn Dinolfo, Product Manager at American Orthodontics. “OrthoDots® CLEAR are shown to be much more effective and preferred by patients over dental wax on several key product features and more hygienic for the patient to use.”

For more information or to place an order, please contact your American Orthodontics sales representative or call AO customer service at 1-800-558-7687.

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.

For more information, contact Kathryn Dinolfo, Product Manager at kdinolfo@americanortho.com

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