The global invisible orthodontics market will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 12.68% from 2016 to 2020, Research and Markets reports. According to the analysis company, cosmetic dentistry is a rising trend in developed countries, especially among baby boomers, which will be a key trend for market growth.
In fact, Research and Markets says, cosmetic dentistry has become part of regular health treatment among individuals who want a natural and healthy appearance. The number of skilled medical professionals who provide aesthetic services has increased. And, clinics and vendors are ramping up marketing efforts to stimulate interest in these treatments.
The company additionally notes that the increased adoption of evidence-based dentistry will drive market growth. Dentists are adopting stringent controls and performance standards to evaluate new products and technologies and to generate robust data in clinical studies to standardize dental orthodontics protocols. Protocols developed as a result of evidence-based dentistry also make invisible orthodontics safer, more efficient, and more affordable.
However, Research and Markets notes that complications associated with invisible orthodontics include tooth decay and gum diseases. Also, ceramic and metal braces can trap food and bacteria that cause gum and periodontal disease, caries, lesions, and halitosis. They can lead to the formation of plaque, which produces additional problems as well.