Why Our Braces Are Made in America

Kids from America with braces

During the week of July 4th, patriotism is on everyone’s mind as we celebrate the birth of our nation and our independence. We wear red, white and blue, put out our flags and attend parades and fireworks. It is definitely a good week to be an American.

At Charleston Orthodontic Specialists, we are proud to support Americans, not just this week, but year-round. Which is why we value our relationship with American Orthodontics. They are truly an American success story, and with good reason.

American Orthodontics got its start when its founder, Dan Merkel, was shocked by the cost of braces for his daughter. He acquired two orthodontic machines and set up shop in an old bandage factory in Wisconsin in 1968.

Today American Orthodontics has a state-of-the-art facility in Sheboygan, Wisconsin that employs over 400 people and produces 95% of their products. An additional 200 employees are scattered throughout the U.S. and around the world. Their focus on creating a premium product and maintaining a positive environment for their employees has earned them multiple industry and manufacturing awards and employee tenures of over 30 years. Their commitment to orthodontics is evident in their donation of over $1 million to the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation, which supports orthodontic research and education.

As a U.S.-based company, American Orthodontics truly understands our patients’ orthodontic needs. Our local sales representative goes above and beyond to provide great service and quality products that are affordable, easy to apply and comfortable to wear.

Choosing us for your orthodontic services ensures your smile is truly made in America. Happy Fourth of July everyone!

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