Standalone Intraoral Scanners Market (Optical Wand Technology, Confocal Microscopic Imaging Technology) - Growth, Share, Opportunities & Competitive Analysis, 2015 - 2022

Standalone intraoral scanners are digital impression equipment used to scan the intraoral areas for dental treatment. These devices are based upon optical technologies such as laser and light-emitting diodes (LED) which are used to scan the required intraoral portion. Standalone intraoral scanners are used to develop three-dimensional (3D) digital models which are highly precise and detailed.

The scanned images/models are instantly available and are directly sent to the dental laboratory/chair-side CAD/CAM system. Standalone intraoral scanners are used in different dental applications, including inlays, onlays, bridges, dentures, and other orthodontic treatments. Since there is typically no contact between the patient’s tooth and the scanning device, these scanners offer more comfortable and easy dental treatment than traditional techniques.

The standalone intraoral scanners market is largely driven by the numerous advantages of these scanners over traditional techniques. Using intraoral scanners nearly eliminates the need for repeated iterations in dental restorations. Digital intraoral scanning offers easy and accurate scanning with minimum effort for both the dentist and the patient. Additionally, the optical sources used in the scanning devices are safe and hence cause no harm to the patients.

This is another factor fueling the adoption of these devices. Nevertheless, the high initial costs is the major factor hindering the market growth. This is expected to subside with the declining prices of the scanners and alternatives such as lease payment options offered by the scanner vendors.

The report titled “Global Standalone Intraoral Scanners Market- Growth, Share, Opportunities and Competitive Analysis, 2015 – 2022” offers strategic insights into the global standalone intraoral scanners industry along with the market size and estimates for the duration 2013 to 2022.

The said research study covers an in-depth analysis of multiple market segments based on technology types and a cross-sectional study across different geographies. In addition, the study covers the comparative analysis of different segments for the years 2014 & 2022. The report also provides a prolific view on market dynamics such as market drivers, restraints, and opportunities.

In order to help strategic decision makers, the report also includes competitive profiling of the leading standalone intraoral scanner vendors, their SCOT (Strength, Challenges, Opportunities, and Weaknesses) analysis, market positioning, and key developments. Some of the major players profiled in the report are Sirona Dentals Systems, Inc., 3M ESPE, 3Shape A/S, Carestream Dental, Inc., Hint-Els GmbH, Densys3D Ltd., Align Technology, Inc., IOS Technologies, Inc., E4D Technologies, LLC., Planmeca Oy and others.

Other in-depth analysis provided in the report includes:

  • Current and future market trends to justify the forthcoming attractive markets within the digital dentistry
  • Market fuelers, market impediments, and their impact on the market growth
  • In-depth competitive environment analysis
  • Trailing 2-Year market size data (2013 – 2014)
  • SRC (Segment-Region-Country) Analysis

Overall, the research study provides:

  • A holistic view of the global standalone intraoral scanners systems market.
  • Offering market size and estimates for the period from 2015 to 2022.
  • Keeping in mind the above-mentioned factors.

The global standalone intraoral scanners market is segmented, based on its types, into the following categories

  • Confocal Microscopic Imaging Technology
  • Optical Wand Technology 

By Technology

In 2014, the global standalone intraoral scanners market was dominated by the optical wand technology-based intraoral scanners. The segment contributed more than fifty percent of the total market revenue as of 2014. The segment's dominance is majorly attributed to the low cost and smaller size of these scanners compared to the other devices in the market. Further, the ongoing advancements in the segment, such as powder-free scanners, is another factor contributing to the segment growth. This is expected further to drive the demand for optical wand technology-based scanners. As a result, the optical wand segment is expected to retain its dominant position throughout the forecast period.

Intraoral scanners based upon confocal microscopic imaging technology offer powder-free scanning. This enables easy scanning as compared to the optical wand technology since the scanner can be operated without maintaining any distance between the teeth and the device. As a result, the segment is expected to register strong growth in the market during the forecast period. Nevertheless, the segment growth may be hindered due to the high initial costs of these scanners over the optical wand technology-based scanners. However, alternatives such as lease payment options is anticipated to subside the high-cost restraint of the segment in the coming years.

By Geography

Based on geography, the global standalone intraoral scanners market is segmented as per the following regions and countries.

  • North America
  • U.S.
  • Rest of North America
  • Europe
  • EU7 (U.K., France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands)
  • CIS
  • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
  • Japan
  • China
  • South Asia
  • Australasia
  • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Rest of the World
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Latin America

As of 2014, the global standalone intraoral scanners market is dominated by Europe, contributing to more than one-third of the total market revenue generated worldwide. The Europe market is mainly backed by the Western Europe countries such as the U.K., Germany, France and others. Strong early adoption and acceptance towards technology is the major factor contributing to the high market share worldwide.

The North America region follows the Europe scanner market. Due to the high acceptance of digital imaging technology in the medical sector, the region is expected to continue witnessing strong growth throughout the forecast period. In addition, Europe and North America enjoy the presence of many companies manufacturing standalone intraoral scanners. This is another factor responsible for the overall market growth in the regions.

The Asia Pacific is expected to emerge as the fastest growing market for these scanners solutions during the forecast period. The growth is majorly expected from Japan, China, South Korea, and India. The Middle East region, too is expected to register strong growth in the coming years, mainly due to the strong adoption of these solutions from the GCC countries.

Frequently Asked Questions

The market for Standalone Intraoral Scanners is expected to reach US$ 55.3 Mn in 2022.

The Standalone Intraoral Scanners market is expected to see significant CAGR growth over the coming years, at 13.9%.

The report is forecasted from 2015-2022

The base year of this report is 2014.

Sirona Dentals Systems, Inc., 3M ESPE, 3Shape A/S, Carestream Dental, Inc., Hint-Els GmbH, Densys3D Ltd., Align Technology, Inc., IOS Technologies, Inc., E4D Technologies, LLC., Planmeca Oy are some of the major players in the global market.

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Published Date:  Apr 2016
Category:  Technology & Media
Report ID:   57805
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