Orthodontics is the division of dentistry deals with the teeth and jaws corrections that are positioned improperly. Many people have crowded or crooked teeth that are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Orthodontic treatment helps in straightening the teeth or moving them into a better position. The advantages of orthodontic treatment include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
The demand for the orthodontic supplies market driven by the increasing prevalence of oral diseases coupled with the increasing number of orthopaedic treatments being conducted. As per American Association of Orthodontists, since 2001 there has been a 15% increase in the number of professionally active orthodontists in the United States. Moreover, advances in dentistry, the increasing popularity of preventive orthodontics, and increasing awareness among populace to maintain a healthy mouth are the other factors, adding positive prospects to the market growth.
The report analyses the global orthodontic supplies market based product type, age, end user, and geography.
Orthodontic market by product type is categorised into fixed type and removable type. The fixed type is orthodontic supplied include brackets, archwires, anchorage appliances, ligatures etc. whereas, removable type includes aligners, retainers etc. Orthodontic brackets provide the means to transfer the force applied by the activated archwire to the tooth. These are used for dental correction and improving overall dental health. Brackets are mostly preferred by orthodontists and are largely adopted owing to their comfort and convenience, which is propelling the growth of the segment.
The Orthodontic Supplies market by age group is bifurcated into adult and children. The demand of orthodontic supplies increasing in adult populace, as more adults are seeking for orthodontics treatment. According to the American Association of Orthodontists’ “Economics of Orthodontics” survey of 2014, adults seeking treatment from orthodontists in the United States and Canada increased 16%, resulting in a record high of 1,441,000 patients ages 18 and older. The increasing oral awareness, coupled with the desire to look good and confident increases the demand of the orthodontic supplies market.
The hospitals, dental and orthodontic clinics are the major end users of the orthodontic supplies market.
The orthodontic supplies market is studied for the key regions including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Rest of the World. North America represented the largest regional market in, followed by Europe. Although, North America will continue to dominate the global orthodontics market during the forecast period, the Asia Pacific region is likely to be the fastest-growing geographic market in the coming years. Growth in this Asia Pacific region is driven by the increasing incidence of oral disorders, increasing disposable incomes in emerging APAC countries and increasing awareness on dental hygiene in this region.
Key players in the global orthodontic supplies market include 3MUnitek, DB Orthodontics, Align Technology, Inc, G&H Orthodontics, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Henry Schein, American Orthodontics, Danaher Corporation, Dentsply International., American Orthodontics and Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd. among others.
The orthodontics market is segmented based on type, age group, and region. Orthodontic market by product type is categorised into fixed type and removable type. The fixed type is orthodontic supplied include brackets, archwires, anchorage appliances, ligatures etc. whereas, removable type includes aligners, retainers etc. By age group, the orthodontics market is categorized into adults and children. As per region, the orthodontics market is analyzed across North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and RoW.
Key players in the global orthodontic supplies market 3MUnitek, DB Orthodontics, Align Technology, Inc, G&H Orthodontics, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, Henry Schein, American Orthodontics, Danaher Corporation, Dentsply International., American Orthodontics, Great Lakes Orthodontics Ltd. and among others.
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