Associated Orthodontists is ringing in 2019 with a year-long celebration honoring its 50thAnniversary. With six area locations, the team is looking forward to celebrating “50 Years of Smiles” with patients, families, friends, community members and team members.Established in 1969, Associated Orthodontists was founded by three partners — Dr. George Osterberger, Dr. Henry Peterson and Dr. Donald Carollo. Its first office, located at 1118 N. Larkin Avenue, still sees patients today! The practice later expanded with offices in Frankfort, Morris, Plainfield and Bourbonnais. Associated Orthodontists newest location, in New Lenox, opened in the summer of 2017.Today, Associated Orthodontists includes the most experienced and renowned orthodontists in the area. Current partners, Dr. Michael Casey, Dr. David Cortopassi, Dr. Scott Soderquist and Dr. Pat Jones, believe a healthy smile can do wonders for a patient, and they enjoy helping patients realize the smile of their dreams. The team at AO continues the practice’s long-standing tradition of creating healthy smiles, making a positive impact in its communities and providing patients an extraordinary orthodontic experience — all in a welcoming and family-friendly environment.To honor its 50thanniversary, Associated Orthodontists will be going back in time and will feature photos and stories about the practice, as well as employees and patients — both current and past. Additionally, AO is planning monthly patient contests, giveaways and events, all with a fun 50’s theme.Associated Orthodontists will be posting information about their celebration on their social media pages and website. Please visit greatbraces.com or follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.About Associated OrthodontistsSince 1969, Associated Orthodontists has been providing patients with care that is focused on wellness, satisfaction and perfection. With locations in Joliet, Plainfield, Morris, New Lenox, Frankfort and Bourbonnais, its team of highly trained orthodontists is committed to creating a customized, stress-free and rewarding experience for patients and families. As members of the communities it serves, AO is committed to improving smiles and making a positive impact.Associated Orthodontists is a participating provider with most major insurance plans, offers Damon® System braces and Invisalign®, plus complimentary consultations and interest-free financing options. For more information on services, or to find a location near you, please visit greatbraces.com.