American Orthodontics earns seven 2015 Orthotown Townie Choice Awards

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February 18, 2016

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – American Orthodontics is proud to be the recipient of seven 2015 Orthotown Townie Choice Awards® for orthodontic product excellence. American Orthodontics took the top spots in the Brackets, Bondable Buccal Tubes, Elastic Chain, Arch Wire, Elastics, Bands, and Ligature Ties & Wire categories. Orthodontic professionals voted for the winners based on their experiences with products and services across several categories. This is the third year in a row American has topped the Brackets, Bondable Tubes, and Elastic Chain categories, and the second year in a row topping the Arch Wire and Elastics Categories.

“To be honored multiple years and in multiple categories reflects our dedication to providing the orthodontic industry with affordable, top quality products,” says American Orthodontics President Jaume Mesalles. “We are very grateful to all the orthodontic practitioners who have recognized us as one of the best in the industry, and also to our Sheboygan, Wisconsin manufacturing team for their commitment to excellence.”

American Orthodontics took the top spot in brackets again in 2015, with industry leading brands like Empower® Self Ligating Brackets, Master Series™ metal twin brackets, and Radiance Plus™ cosmetic brackets.

American is also a repeat winner in the Bondable Buccal Tube category. American’s ifit™ and LP™ buccal tubes led this charge, with ifit being American’s most advanced buccal tube, and the LP tube being one of the world’s top selling buccal tubes.

AO’s Memory Chain took first place for the third year in a row in the Elastic Chain category. Memory Chain is crafted from premium Japanese thermoset material, delivers exceptional performance, and allows for easier double tying.

Another repeat winner for AO in 2015 is Arch Wire. American delivers top performers in this category with brands including Tanzo™ Premium Heat Activated Wire, Superelastic Titanium Memory Wire, and Beta Titanium Wire.

American’s Wildlife Series™ elastomerics claimed the top spot once again in the Elastics category, delivering industry-leading quality and consistency.

New winners for 2015 are Bands and Ligature Ties and Wires. AO’s Maximum Retention™ bands feature etched pockets for increased bond surface and strength, reduced interproximal heights, laser etched sizing, and rolled occlusal and gingival edges.

AO’s colored ligatures are latex free, and donut shaped to allow easier application and more consistent force over longer periods of time. They come in 29 great colors and are stain resistant with high color stability.

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 100 countries. More than 90% of American Orthodontics' products are manufactured at its Sheboygan headquarters using highly automated production equipment and a skilled, dedicated workforce. With 11 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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