Global Dental Aligner Market: Introduction
Aligners are a series of tight-fitting custom-made mouthpieces that slip over the teeth. These use gentle and constant force to move the teeth in the required position without going through the hassles of metal wires and brackets. Clear aligners are transparent trays made of special material and used to straighten teeth just like braces. These are custom-made through a digital scan for every person and designed to move teeth in the desired direction. Clear aligners are discreet and offer better results in a hassle-free and fast manner. Aligners are also way more comfortable than traditional teeth braces. Aligners come with an advantage that they are very snugly fitting which over a period becomes virtually a part of the body and hence causes no speech problems.
Key Drivers of Global Dental Aligner Market
Increase in Dental Procedures
According to the American Dental Association (ADA), dental caries is the most common chronic childhood disease and continues into adulthood. National data (2011–2014) indicated that 32.7% of the U.S. adults had untreated dental caries. Among the U.S. adults aged 19 to 64, only 7.4% have Medicaid dental benefits and 33.6% have no dental insurance benefits. According to the World Health Organizations, untreated dental caries (tooth decay) in permanent teeth is the most common health condition according to the Global Burden of Disease 2017. Over 530 million children suffer from dental caries of primary teeth or milk teeth.
Rise in Prevalence of Dental Injuries
According to Clujul Medical, studies reported frequencies ranging from 9.4% to 41.6% in primary dentition. Traumatic injuries in permanent teeth have been reported to have a prevalence rate between 6.1% and 58.6%. In a global systematic review by Petti et al., the estimated number of individuals aged 7 to 65 years with injured permanent teeth was around 900 million. According to the Journal of Endodontics, the highest incidence of dental injuries per 1,000 individuals has been reported in children up to 12 years of age; in higher ages, the incidence is lower. In Denmark, the annual cost of treatment for only traumatic dental injuries, including adult, ranges from US$ 2 Mn to US$ 5 Mn per million inhabitants per year.
North America to Account for Major Share of Global Dental Aligner Market
North America is projected to account for major share of the global dental aligner market during the forecast period. The market in the region is anticipated to grow at a rapid pace in the next few years due to increase in research & development and technologically advanced products being introduced in the market. Europe is expected to be the second largest market during the forecast period owing to advanced facilities provided by the hospital infrastructure in the region. The dental aligner market in Asia Pacific is likely to expand at a high CAGR during the forecast period owing to increase in demand for clear aligners in developing economies, such as India and China.
Key Players Operating in Global Dental Aligner Market
The global dental aligner market is highly consolidated owing to the presence of small number of key players. Leading players operating in the global dental aligner market include:
- Align Technology, Inc.
- Dentsply Sirona
- Institut Straumann AG
- Clarus Company
- Danaher Corporation
- Henry Schein, Inc.
- Ormco Corporation
- Argen Corporation
- 3Shape A/S
- Candid Care Co.
- SmileDirectClub, Inc.
- Great Lakes Dental Technologies
- Other prominent key players
Global Dental Aligner Market: Research Scope
Global Dental Aligner Market, by Product Type
Global Dental Aligner Market, by Age
Global Dental Aligner Market, by Material Type
- Polyurethane Plastic
- Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
- Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC)
Global Dental Aligner Market, by End-User
- Dental & Orthodontic Clinics
Global Dental Aligner Market, by Region
- North America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- Australia & New Zealand
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Middle East & Africa
- GCC Countries
- South Africa
- Rest of Middle East & Africa
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