The global orthodontic supplies market was valued at USD 7,624.5 million in 2021. It is projected to reach USD 21,658.55 million by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 12.30% during the forecast period (2022-2030).
Orthodontics is a branch of dentistry that identifies, prevents, treats, and corrects aberrant bite patterns, misaligned jaws, and crooked teeth. Dentofacial orthopedics, the study of modifying facial growth, may also be covered. The market for orthodontic supplies is experiencing a boom in demand, mainly because orthodontic illnesses are becoming more common. Malocclusion has become more prevalent in children and adults, ranking third in terms of prevalence among oral pathologies, behind only periodontal disease and tooth decay, according to the World Health Organization.
In particular, more people have started seeking orthodontic treatment over the past few years. According to the World Health Organization, malocclusion has become more prevalent in children and adults, ranking third in terms of prevalence among oral pathologies, behind only periodontal disease and tooth decay. It is one of the top three dental public health priorities worldwide. According to reports, males are more likely than females to experience anterior crowding, midline diastema, and bigger anterior maxillary irregularity. Patients with malocclusions, jaw conditions, dental decay/tooth loss, and jaw pain are becoming more common. Due to the rise in tooth problems, the market for orthodontic supplies is driven by businesses expanding their product portfolios in response to patient needs.
From digital impressions to orthodontic digital workflow, orthodontics is entering a new era of technological breakthroughs. Orthodontists can now provide patients with minor illnesses with a better experience due to new instruments in the field. The gums are healthier, the braces are smaller, smoother, and more effectively adhesive, and some are almost undetectable. Adult treatment has become much more appealing due to clear braces, which are intended to match the color of teeth naturally. Today's archwires for tooth guiding are not just easy to wear and are long-term energy efficient. In order to initiate tooth motions, some orthodontic braces also use heat in the mouth. The developments and launches raise interest in orthodontic treatments, increasing demand for orthodontic materials.
Numerous side effects of orthodontic therapy are known, including root resorption, discomfort, pulpal alterations, periodontal infections, and TMJ dysfunction (TMD). Orthodontics can seriously harm hard and soft structures during or after the procedure, and a certain amount of oral injury results from the operations' numerous difficulties. For instance, improper usage of archwires, headgears, and brackets can result in significant damage during the active phase of treatment or dental debonding. Careless use of a band sitter during appliance placement operations may cause the problem, resulting in an enamel fracture. Both with metal and ceramic brackets, debonding can result in enamel fracture. Another issue that may impact the patient's dental health is root resorption.
The young generation is becoming increasingly aware of orthodontic problems and the need for adjustments. Additionally, the need for orthodontic care increased in dentist offices. The findings of a survey carried out among persons in India in April and May 2020 were reported in a paper titled "Knowledge and Attitude towards Orthodontic Treatment in Mumbai," published in 2020 by Shrey Mehta. Even though they were experiencing discomfort and ulcerations, 72.4% of survey respondents said they would be willing to continue their orthodontic treatment. 28.7% of survey respondents reported having received treatment for misaligned teeth. Although there is a good understanding of orthodontic treatment among school children, there are certain misconceptions and hurdles, according to a survey done by Zakirulla Meer in 2019 among the students in the Aseer region of Saudi Arabia.
Based on product type, the global orthodontic supplies market is bifurcated into fixed types and removable types.
The removable type segment is the highest contributor to the market and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.60% during the forecast period. Typically, a professional orthodontics laboratory produces removable orthodontic appliances. As a result, they are difficult to find at dental offices. Each gadget is painstakingly created to fit the teeth of a patient precisely. These removable braces come in various designs and can assist with several tooth alignment difficulties. The retention of a detachable orthodontic appliance is enhanced by using specific wire components known as clasps that cling to the undercuts on the teeth. The retaining parts of removable orthodontic appliances are clasps.
Clear Aligners, Headgear, Retainers, and other removable products are included in the orthodontic supply market's removable product section. Clear and invisible aligners are orthodontic procedures to straighten up crooked or misaligned teeth. They are an almost undetectable, detachable substitute for braces made for comfort and adaptability. The brand of aligners selected and the duration of treatment have a significant impact on the procedure's cost. For example, the treatment price can range from USD 1800 to USD 8000. An item called orthodontic headgear is used to encourage healthy jaw development and bite correction.
Small square brackets are directly glued to the front of each tooth using a specialized dental bonding material. These brackets serve as handles by supporting the arch wires that move the teeth. Several different brackets, including stainless steel and ceramic or plastic, match the teeth, which are frequently chosen since they are less noticeable. Sometimes the brackets are bonded to the back of teeth to make them invisible. It takes between 10 and 20 minutes to bind the brackets and place the archwires. The duration of the treatment is determined by the amount of time needed to appropriately position the pieces to treat the patient's specific condition. For procedures to enhance a person's gums, teeth, and tooth shape, aesthetic orthodontics uses brackets more and more frequently.
Based on the patient, the global orthodontic supplies market is bifurcated into patient adults, children (0-18 age group), and other patients (geriatric only).
The adult segment owns the highest market share and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 13.30% during the forecast period. The orthodontist develops the optimum treatment strategy to realign teeth after a detailed examination of the teeth and jaws. Orthodontic devices apply mechanical forces to the teeth to cause changes in the bone and ligaments that permit movement. However, ongoing maintenance is necessary, including regular dental appointments to clean the straightened teeth and check for cavities. The market is expected to grow as children's orthodontic problems become more prevalent. Children are most commonly affected by malocclusion, which is most common in early development.
The likelihood of dental issues caused by aging is rising along with the population's average age. The rapid rise in age-related dental problems is anticipated to boost demand for orthodontic products and propel market expansion. In the United States, around 10,658 orthodontists were practicing in 2018, which equates to 3.27 orthodontists per 100,000 people, according to American Dental Association (ADA) figures. The aging population with orthodontic conditions and the growing number of dental professionals could fuel market expansion. Additionally, the population is aging more quickly, a serious issue in many nations. According to the Health and Welfare Ministry, 40% of Japan's population will be 65 and older by 2060. As a result, the growing elderly population requires dental care more regularly, providing a solid clientele for operations.
The global orthodontic supplies market is bifurcated into four regions, namely North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and LAMEA.
North America is the most significant shareholder in the global orthodontic supplies market and is anticipated to grow at a CAGR of 13.45% over the projection period. According to the US Department of Health & Human Services, more than 40% of adults reported mouth pain in 2019, and more than 80% of persons would have at least one cavity by age 34. Each year, the nation spends around USD 124 billion on dental-related expenses. Additionally, a rise in dental visits has been noted in the US. In 2017, over 64% of adults between 18 and 64 visited dental clinics, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The American Dental Association (ADA) is renowned for helping to raise awareness of the advantages of oral hygiene among Americans.
Europe is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.60%, generating USD 5,871.74 million during the forecast period. Due to its highly qualified dental professionals and suitable insurance policies, Germany's excellent dental healthcare system has been ranked as the finest in Europe. Depending on the type of health insurance a person has, dentistry is semi-private under the German healthcare system. Additionally, several conferences and awareness campaigns are being held nationwide, which is predicted to fuel market expansion. For instance, the 94th annual conference of the Germany Society of Orthodontics is planned to take place on September 25, 2021, in Wiesbaden, Hessen, where attendees and delegates shared information and raised awareness about new developments and technology in orthodontics.
Asia- Pacific market is expected to improve significantly during the forecast period. Increasing orthodontic condition prevalence, technological improvements, and increased awareness of orthodontic procedures are key factors influencing the market for orthodontic supplies. Due to the dramatic rise in the prevalence of non-communicable illnesses throughout time, oral health is now a significant public health issue in China. Maintaining good oral health has led to a rise in the demand for dental services. A cross-sectional study was conducted in Shanghai, China, with 2,810 children aged 7-9 years old to assess the prevalence of malocclusion in children with early mixed dentition, as reported in a 2019 paper from the National Institutes of Health. The need for orthodontic equipment, such as detachable or fixed types of orthodontics, which is one of the significant appliances used in dentistry, is increasing due to the rise in orthodontic illnesses. Furthermore, because orthodontic disorders are common in children of this age group, orthodontic appliances are frequently employed among them.
The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region comprises Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman. The overall market expansion in GCC nations is fueled by several factors, including rising orthodontic conditions and public awareness of orthodontic operations. According to an article published on NIH 2020, a cross-sectional study was performed in 2017 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, and found a prevalence of around 57% for Class I malocclusion and roughly 17% for Class II malocclusion among 3,016 patient samples. The increased rate of malocclusion is increasing the demand for orthodontic care, which will fuel market expansion.
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