Invisible Orthodontics Market By Type (Clear Aligners, Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces), By Patient Group (Dental And Orthodontic Clinics, Hospitals) - Growth, Future Prospects And Competitive Landscape, 2018 – 2026

Industry Outlook

The field of orthodontics is rapidly shifting from the traditional wire retainers and braces to clear aligners created with CAD/CAM technologies. Several new products and solutions are being introduced in the market due to the growing demand from adult patients seeking orthodontic treatments. The major market players in this industry have created their mark in the industry with their novel products, first in class introductions and new business models disrupting the dentist-patient relationship by marketing the products directly to the consumers. This has made invisible orthodontics a lucrative area for significant growth for dental companies.

Currently, facial and dental asthetics is viewed as a new model in orthodontic diagnosis, planning and treatment. Demand from patients for asthetic orthodontic treatment are transitioning from treatment models to the asthetic appliance. Efforts are being undertaken to increasing the asthetic appearance of orthodontic appliances, thus delivering invisible orthodontics in the global market. Products such as bands with attachments have evolved into bondable brackets produced in ceramics and plastic. The less visible lingual orthodontic products have also gained popularity in the recent years.

Market Synopsis

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"Clear aligners is the most promising market segment"

Based on the product types, the global invisible orthodontics market is segmented into clear aligners, ceramic braces and lingual braces. Clear aligners are the most popular product type in the global market and shall retain their dominance through the forecast period. In the passing decades, lingual orthodontics attracted widespread popularity in terms of asthetic appeal. However, its use was restricted due to the complexity of treatment mechanics, bracket positioning and high costs to name a few. Thus clear aligners emerged as a viable option for cases in adult orthodontics. In the clear aligner therapy, the patients are administered customized, removable and clear aligners that shift the teeth to the desired position. The number of aligners recommended in such patients depend on the severity of malocclusion. The convenience in use paired with asthetic appeal has made clear aligners an attractive treatment option among adults. Other advantages include less chair side time, no cuts or abrasions, comfortable use as such aligners are fabricated with soft medical grade polymers, and removability during eating and brushing thus ensuring good oral hygiene.

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"Teenagers segment to witness strong demand during the forecast period"

One of the most prominent problems when it comes to administering conventional braces to the teenagers is maintenance of oral hygiene. Use of brackets and wires makes it difficult for the users to maneuver toothbrush around, thus compromising the oral cleanliness. Flossing is also a challenge in teenage users with traditional braces. Furthermore, if playing sports and wind instruments is considered, many users are not recommended use due to the interference of braces. Clear aligners overcome such barriers as they are easily removable before eating. These products are to be used for 20 to 22 hours in a day therefore making space for sports and recreational activities. However, commitment for wearing aligners for such long duration, removing them every time something is eaten and need for cleaning teeth before placing aligners may create commitment challenges in teenagers. This also increases the chances of premature treatment discontinuation, thereby interfering with treatment outcomes.

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"Dental and orthodontic clinics to remain the largest usage area for invisible orthodontics"

Dentistry is viewed as a separate specialization in several parts of the world where the patients approach orthodontists or dentists directly or on recommendation from the general practitioners. This ensures greater patient footfall to dental and orthodontic clinics, therefore allowing market domination. Greater awareness and skills, and direct marketing to the consumers are also benefiting this segment. Hospitals segment will remain to have lesser market share during the forecast period, yet will have a considerably prominent share in the developed markets of North America and Europe.

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"North America to remain the largest regional market, yet Asia Pacific will advance at swift CAGR"

Swift growth in youth population and increasing disposable incomes are attracting more and more patients to opt for invisible orthodontics in emerging markets of Asia Pacific and Latin America market, therefore driving the market growth. Consistent growth in number of orthodontists and other dental practitioners, rapidly evolving skills, increasing prevalence of malocclusion and growing awareness in the general population. Proliferation of CAD/CAM technologies in general dentistry is also paving way for growing adoption of invisible orthodontics in Asia Pacific. Conversely, unfavorable reimbursements, restricted insurance for orthodontic treatments and high costs restrict wider adoption of invisible orthodontics.

Invisible Orthodontics Market

Invisible Orthodontics Market

Historical & Forecast Period

This research report presents the analysis of each considered segment for the period from 2016 to 2026, having 2017 as the base year for estimations. Compounded annual growth rates (CAGRs) for each segment are calculated for the forecast period from 2018 to 2026.

Report Scope by Segments

The invisible orthodontics market report provides quantitative assessment of the industry terms of current and forecasted market size, while also presenting the market dynamics. This market is segmented based on types, and geography.

Research Period  2016-2026
Base Year 2017
Forecast Period  2018-2026
Historical Year  2016
Unit  USD Million

 By Type (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • Clear Aligners
 • Ceramic Braces
 • Lingual Braces

 By Patient Groups (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • Teenagers
 • Adults

 By Usage Area (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • Dental and Orthodontic Clinics
 • Hospitals

 Geography Segment (2016–2026; US$ Mn)
 • North America (U.S., Canada)
 • Europe (U.K., Germany, Italy, France, Spain, Rest of Europe)
 • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia, Rest of APAC)
 • Latin America (Brazil, Mexico, Rest of Latin America)
 • Middle East and Africa (GCC, South Africa, Rest of Middle East and     Africa)

This report also includes company profiles section that gives insights on the company overview, product portfolio, financial information and key developments of major market players. The major players profiled in this report include The 3M Company, Align Technology Inc., Dentsply Sirona, American Orthodontics, ClearPath Healthcare Services Pvt. Ltd., Straumann Group (ClearCorrect), Ormco Corporation, Ortho Organizers Inc. (Henry Schein Orthodontics), SCHEU-DENTAL GmbH, Great Lakes Dental Technologies and K Line Europe GmbH.

Key questions answered in this report

  • What will be the market size of the invisible orthodontics industry by the year 2026?
  • Which are the key trends and factors determining the market growth?
  • What are the key challenges faced by the consumers and market players?
  • Who are the key players in this market and what are the major strategies employed by such players?
  • Which patient group is the largest consumer of invisible orthodontics, and why?
  • Which type of treatment facilities are more preferred by patients?
  • What are the key factors driving the growth of Asia Pacific market?
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Published Date:  Mar 2019
Category:  Medical Devices
Report ID:   59600
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