According to study, “Global Invisible Orthodontics Market Size study, by Product (Clear Aligners, Ceramic Braces, Lingual Braces), End-user (Dental and Orthodontic Clinics, Hospitals) and Regional Forecasts 2018-2025” some of the major companies currently working in the global invisible orthodontics market are 3M Company, Danaher Corp., Align Technology Inc., DB Orthodontics, Angelalign, BioMers, Henry Schein Dental, Great Lakes Orthodontics, EA, G & H Orthodontics, Ormco Corp., Ortho Organizers, Dentsply Sirona, ClearPath Orthodontics, TC Medical, Astar Orthodontics, Hangzhou DTC Medical Apparatus, eClear International, RXaligners, Hangzhou Headway medical equipment, Henghui Technologies, Sensu, Hangzhou NanXi Dental Medical Equipment, Ivoclar Vivadent, Shanghai Smedent Medical Instrument, Riton Biomaterial, Sino Ortho, TP Orthodontics, Southern Cross Dental Laboratories, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, ZZ Dental Appliance, Irok, Clear Correct, Smartee, Institut Straumann, American Orthodontics. Most market vendors are emphasizing on gaining traction in the market through putting efforts in research and development (R&D) & product innovation. They are also focused on development of their geographical reach by strategic alliances & mergers and acquisitions (M&A).
Invisible orthodontics products use clear or transparent braces to adjust teeth as an alternative to traditional dental braces. These braces provide an aesthetic & barely visible option to conventional wire or the bracket braces. These braces can be customized & preferred by adults and elder teenagers. These braces are made for custom-made for a tight fit & especially for individuals by spaced teeth. Invisible braces are also called ibraces. Some of the major benefits of invisible braces includes healthier teeth & gum, straight teeth easy cleaning from straight teeth than crooked teeth, less social stigma of ‘metal mouth’, easier to clean owing to aligners and easy removable for eating and cleaning with smooth & comfortable as well as patented thermoplastic aligners. In addition, there is no food limitations associated with the invisible braces evaluated to traditional braces.
Based on product, the invisible orthodontics market is segmented into ceramic braces, clear aligners and lingual braces. Based on type of technology, market is defined as all transparent contact correction technology and semi-transparent ceramic correction technology. Based on the application, market is categorized into teenagers and adults. Additionally, based on end-user, market is categorized into hospitals and dental & orthodontic clinics.
The global invisible orthodontics market is driven by the increasing target of population with invisible orthodontics, followed by growing awareness on malocclusion, increasing adoption of CAD/CAM technology, rising number of oral & cosmetic dental procedures, rising use of computer-aided design technology and increasing advancements in the invisible orthodontics technology. Apart from the key benefits, some of the limiting factors are high cost of invisible orthodontics, high turnaround time & complications of these braces devices and inconvenience associated with the use of invisible orthodontics. In addition, increase in adoption of CAD or CAM technology adding to the new trend of the market.
Globally, the North American region holds the largest share from market of invisible orthodontics market as a result of increasing adoption of dental procedures coupled with the rising demand of cosmetic industry. It is also expected that the market to be developed due to rapid increase in dental laboratories outsourcing the orthodontic products.
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