The main factors driving the orthodontic equipment market are the shifting dynamics of patient's choice and an increase in the demand for cosmetic dentistry. During the past five years, there has been a significant increase in the expenditure on cosmetic dentistry. Practicing dentists have been affected by the recent increase in the demand for cosmetic procedures. A significant increase in expenditure on cosmetic dentistry has been observed in the past five years.
According to a recent survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD), most procedures have experienced phenomenal growth. In cosmetic dentistry, orthodontic types of equipment are considered to be the key component for growth. Women constitute the major population to have had cosmetic dentistry than men. The shifting dynamics of the industry are largely due to the patient's choices, which have moved from mere hygiene to definite image enhancement. People are willing to invest in themselves.
The introduction and application of two significant concepts biomimetic and biocompatibility have set the stage for the future of the cosmetic dentistry industry. Cosmetic dentistry is not just about aesthetics, but also about dental health and function, which is a major concern for patients. The cosmetic dentistry specialists are also experienced in the treatment of conditions, such as facial injuries and trauma. A combination of these trends acts as a driver for the growth of the market studied.
Key Market Trends
Dental Lasers are Expected to Show a High Growth During the Forecast Period
The increasing prevalence of oral diseases across the globe and an inclination toward the use of minimally-invasive procedures are the key factors propelling the growth of the dental lasers market. There are several types of laser available in the market such as Diode Lasers, Gas Lasers, and Solid-State Lasers.
The most common soft tissue applications of dental lasers are gingivectomy, frenectomy, hemorrhagic lesion removal, gingival sculpting, and subgingival curettage. Dental lasers offer numerous advantages, such as the reduction of pain/discomfort post-surgery, reduced post-operative swelling, improved hemostasis, and exemption from the need for sutures, decreasing bacterial growth and operation time, and drastic reduction of bleeding.
The use of laser is an effective tool to increase efficiency, specificity, ease, and cost and comfort of dental treatment. High growth in the future is expected to be a combination of diagnostic and therapeutic laser techniques. Furthermore, specific laser technologies are expected to become essential components of contemporary dental practice over the next few years.
North America is Expected to Dominates the Market During the Forecast Period
North America is currently dominating the market studied and the United States holds the largest share of this market. Over 30 million crowns are made in the United States per year. This market is driven by a debatable need for metal-free restorations. In general, wide acceptance of technological advancements in orthodontic equipment, like lasers, intra-oral cameras, digital radiography, and CAD/CAM systems, is expected to help in the growth of the market.
Moreover, there is a steady increase in the number of people aged 50 years and above that require regular dental check-ups and assistance. This has also contributed to the growth of the market studied in the United States.
The orthodontic equipment market is moderately competitive with the presence of global as well as local players. However, the market is dominated by the international companies. Most of the companies in this market are based in the United States. With the rising product innovation and technological advancements, it is believed that few small to mid-sized companies will be penetrating the market in the future and hold a substantial share of the market.
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