Report : Europe Clear Aligner Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Regional Analysis By Type [Polyurethane Plastic, Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG), and Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)], Distribution Channel (Direct Sale, Laboratory, and Others), and Age (Adult and Teenager)

Polyurethane Plastic Segment to Hold Largest Share of Clear Aligner Market During 2021–2028

According to our latest study on “Europe Clear Aligners Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Analysis – by Type, Distribution Channel, and Age,” the market is expected to grow from US$ 815.19 million in 2021 to US$ 2,688.26 million by 2028; it is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 16.3% from 2021 to 2028. The report highlights the key factors driving the market and prominent players with their developments in the market.  

Clear aligners are made of biocompatible resin splint, and it seems to be transparent. Aligners implement calibrated force to move teeth from one position to another, provoking the body to adapt to bone remodeling. Every set of aligners is an individual 3D-printed teeth model, created to move teeth in the desired position. According to the data reported by white rose research paper in 2018, the prevalence of class II malocclusion was around 10% in the UK children, and a prevalence of 5–12% has been reported in other European populations. In a study published in the European Journal of Orthodontics, the analysis of occlusion in a few groups of adolescents between the age of 9 and 12 years was performed in France. According to the study, more than 50% of the subjects confirmed some form of malocclusion. The rising incidence of malocclusions in teenagers bolsters the use of clear aligners, which thereby propels the market growth.

Increasing Prevalence of Dental Problems

The prevalence rate of dental diseases is increasing day by day as a greater number of people are diagnosed with dental problems and high cases of oral and dental issues are found in developed countries like Belgium & Netherlands. According to the Platform for Better Oral Health in Europe, more than 50% of the European population may suffer from some form of periodontitis and over 10% have severe dental disease, with prevalence increasing to 70-85% of the population aged 60- 65 years of age. With a 64.0% increase in disability-adjusted life year (DALY) due to oral conditions across the world, the number of people with oral conditions has increased from 2.5 billion in 1990 to 3.5 billion in 2015. By pioneering efforts and potentially different approaches the oral health goal of reducing the oral diseases can be achieved by 2020.

According to the data availed by WHO, around 3.58 billion people are affected by dental diseases that is almost half of the total global population. Severe periodontal diseases are the 11th most prevalent disease which may result in tooth loss. In European countries including Netherlands and Belgium, 5–20% of middle-aged (35–44 years) adults and up to 40% of older people (65–74 years) are suffering from periodontal (gum) diseases. Around 30% of geriatric patients of age 65–74 years have no natural teeth that reduce their function and quality of life in Europe. The prevalence rate of dental diseases has increased in 15 years. This significant rate of increment of dental diseases and disorders will drive the growth of the market.

Rising incidence of dental caries and dental issues arising due to lifestyle related habits is also increasing the market value. Currently, various research studies are taking place which is expected to create a competitive advantage for manufacturers to develop new and innovative dental lab devices clear aligners and expected to provide various other opportunities in the clear aligner market in Europe.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Clear Aligner Market:

The COVID–19 pandemic has shown a significant negative impact on the global as well as on European health economies. Health services in European region is highly prioritized to serve for patients affected by COVID-19. The routine health care services have remained suspended. Therefore, it has affected the dentistry related market and its dependable revenue generation in the region.

Europe has long been within an area of dynamic development in the field of dental procedures. In the recent times, these changes have been even more significant and rapid. On the other hand, the rise of the COVID19 has grown significantly, it has raised question regarding safety associated with dental procedures. Thus, various dentistry procedures are delayed in the European countries. According to NHS estimates, 64% of surgical procedures were postponed, and more than half have had follow-up appointments rescheduled.

European countries have undergone second phase of lockdown as they have experienced second wave of COVID infection. Countries such as the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, France, Italy, and Spain are highly affected. Therefore, the lockdown has widely affected the flow of businesses across the region and outside the region. Major hurdles for the market emerged from production and supply disruptions due to factory closures and unavailability of raw materials, logistics disruptions due to restrictions on movement. Various conferences related to industry are being conducted through webinars. Hence, it is expected that negative impact on the market is likely to continues in the following few years.

3M, Danaher, Dentsply Sirona, HENRY SCHEIN, INC, Orthocaps, Align Technology, Inc., TP Orthodontics, Inc., K Line Europe GmbH, DENTAURUM GmbH & Co. KG, and SCHEU DENTAL GmbH are among the leading companies operating in the Europe clear aligners market.

 The Europe clear aligners market, by type, is segmented into polyurethane plastic, polyethylene terephthalate glycol (PETG), polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and others. The polyurethane plastic segment held the largest share of the market in 2021, and the same segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. In terms of distribution channels, the Europe clear aligners market is segmented into direct sales, laboratories, and others. The direct sales segment held the largest share of the market in 2021. However, the direct sales segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Based on age, the Europe clear aligners market is bifurcated into adult and teenagers. The adult segment held a larger share of the market in 2021. However, the teenager segment is anticipated to register a higher CAGR during the forecast period.

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