The global dental splints market size was valued at USD 415.5 million in 2021 and is projected to witness a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.9% from 2022 to 2030. The increasing incidence of clenching & grinding of teeth among people and the growing incidence of dental disorders are anticipated to drive the market over the forecast period. Dental splints are proven to be one of the most common and effective treatments for relieving TMJ disorder. Symptoms of this disorder occur in nearly 6% to 12% of the adult population, or around 10 million individuals in the U.S. It is estimated that 17,800,000 workdays are missed every year for every 100,000,000 full-time working individuals in the U.S. due to TMJ disorder. Furthermore, the rise in awareness about bruxism treatment among individuals is anticipated to boost market growth.
Dental clinics and hospitals are observing an increase in the number of patients with dental problems in recent years. This is due to a rise in awareness about the importance of oral & dental health, and the availability of different treatment options. In addition, governments are recognizing fields of scientific research and implementing programs or campaigns to improve the oral health of citizens. For instance, the CDC, through cooperative agreement programs, supports territorial & state health departments and national partner organizations. It funds 20 state health departments under the state actions to upgrade (DP-1810) Oral Health Outcomes, to aid their efforts to reduce dental caries, chronic disorders comorbid with poor oral health, and other dental health conditions.
Furthermore, dental care has grown more important as a result of rising disposable income and rising healthcare costs in developed and emerging economies. The use of new technology, such as 3D printing and dental lasers, has given the dental business a profitable chance for expansion. Growing demand for long-term alternatives to traditional operations has also led to an increase in research-related activities and a stronger uptake of new dental treatments.
The coronavirus outbreak has affected every industry, including the dentistry sector because strict restrictions were imposed by the authority bodies as a precaution. The supply-demand equilibrium across the whole medical equipment business has been severely disturbed by the pandemic. With the rise and spread of the coronavirus, dentistry experienced its darkest hour in 2020. Nationwide dental offices have been closed for several months. However, clinics began to open again in the middle of 2020 and 2021, and post-covid market demand rose. COVID-19 pandemic-driven stress is exhibited in individuals' mouths in a set of ways, including bruxism, where extreme teeth grinding leads to cracked and chipped teeth and temporomandibular joint disorder-related symptoms. As the temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD) cases rise, patients see symptoms in their TM joints, facial nerves, and jaw muscles that control jaw movement, this, in turn, led to an increase in the sale of the dental splint in 2021.
The rigid segment accounted for the highest revenue share of 47.6% in 2021. Oral-B’s product Nighttime Dental Guard is one of the best nightguards available in the market and is adopted by most individuals. The advantages of such splinting systems include low material cost, easy availability in dental clinics, and ease of modification. Splinting of teeth uses the principles of jaw bone fracture, enabling rigid immobilization for a few months.
However, the use of long-term hard splinting is probably going to raise the risk of pulp necrosis and external root resorption. Therefore, where the support is obtained from neighbouring teeth, semi-rigid dental splints are employed to stabilize the repositioned tooth. Hence, for the semi-rigid segment, a sizable CAGR is anticipated during the forecast period.
The offline segment dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 59.5% in 2021. In a competitive environment such as the oral care industry, market players need to upgrade their organizations as well as implement marketing strategies to meet the customer’s needs and strengthen their leadership. Players are following both online and offline mediums for the sale of their products. Due to a conventional marketing strategy that allows consumers to physically inspect products and receive advice before purchase, offline media still earns significant money.
Many consumers prefer to purchase a product only after holding it in their hands. In the dental industry, dentists are involved in buying and selling dental products. The dentist may charge more for directly providing the product and can provide the patient with a customized product as per the requirement. Furthermore, the offline mode of distribution includes important factors that directly influence the buyer’s behaviour. For instance, a consumer does not need to wait too long for product delivery as compared to online avenues. However, the dental splints provided by dentists are typically more expensive than the ones bought from online stores.
North America dominated the market and accounted for the largest revenue share of 37.8% in 2021. The United States is propelling market growth due to its growing population, advancements in dental technology, expanding insurance plan coverage, and presence of significant manufacturers. The utilisation of direct sales to its customers is another factor in the region.
Over the forecast period, the Asia Pacific region is expected to see the highest CAGR of 6.4%. Asia Pacific is expected to see significant growth because of the area's high population density, the severity of its dental problems, and the gradual adoption of dentistry. There has been gradual rise of the dental problems in some Asian countries for instance, over the past three decades; India's most common disease group has continued to be oral ailments. The issue has only gotten worse in recent years due to India being one of the nations that consume the most tobacco, a major cause of oral cancer.
There are only a few large companies and numerous small businesses in the dental splint market, making it incredibly competitive.In order to forge their industry position and seize a sizable share of the market, the major market participants have developed crucial business strategies, such as new product launches, product innovation, strategic partnerships & collaborations, joint ventures, advanced service launches, and contracts.
For instance, some manufacturers had still launched new products during the covid-19 to compete in the market, since it was observed that COVID-related stress led to increased cases of jaw clenching and grinding. In October 2020, Glidewell launched the Comfort3D Bite Splint. The product is likely to provide patients cost-efficient and reliable solution that will help in preventing teeth damage caused by clenching and bruxism. Some of the prominent players in the global dental splints market include:
Procter & Gamble
Brux Night Guard
Sentinel Mouth Guards
Market size value in 2022
USD 437.1 million
Revenue forecast in 2030
USD 693.0 million
CAGR of 5.9% from 2022 to 2030
Base year for estimation
2018 - 2020
2022 - 2030
Revenue in USD million and CAGR from 2022 to 2030
Revenue forecast, company ranking, competitive landscape, growth factors, and trends
Mobility degree, distribution channel, region
North America; Europe; Asia Pacific; Latin America; Middle East & Africa
U.S.; Canada; U.K.; Germany; France; Italy; Spain; Japan; China; India; South Korea; Australia; Brazil; Argentina; Mexico; South Africa; Saudi Arabia; UAE
Key companies profiled
Aqualizer; Glidewell; Procter & Gamble; Dentek; Brux Night Guard; Sporting Smiles; Smile Brilliant; Chomper Labs; Sentinel Mouth Guards
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This report forecasts revenue growth at global, regional, and country levels and provides an analysis of latest industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2018 to 2030. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the dental splints market report on the basis of mobility degree, distribution channel, and region:
Mobility Degree Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Distribution Channel Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Offline (Through Dental Professionals)
Dental Splint Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2018 - 2030)
Middle East & Africa
b. The global dental splints market size was estimated at USD 415.5 million in 2021 and is expected to reach USD 437.1 million in 2022
b. The global dental splints market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 5.9% from 2022 to 2030 to reach USD 693.0 million by 2030.
b. North America dominated the dental splints market with a share of 37.8% in 2021. This is attributable to rising aging population in the region, technological advancements in dentistry, increasing direct sales by major companies in the region and the increasing coverage by dental insurance plans.
b. Some key players operating in the dental splint market include Aqualizer, Dentek, Procter & Gamble, Glidewell, Brux Night Guard, Sporting Smiles, Smile Brilliant, Chomper Labs, Sentinel Mouth Guards
b. Rising prevalence of TMJ disorder and awareness about oral health in the developing countries.
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