2022 Dental Growth Projections

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Whitening to grow by 4%

The global market for teeth whitening was forecast to grow to $8,556.57 million by 2028, according to a report by market analysts, ReportLinker. The growth of the market was expected to reach a CAGR of 4.3% across the forecast period of 2022 to 2028. The 2022 value was estimated at $6,645.77 million.

Growth in the market was expected based on increased rates of home tooth whitening, improvements in technology, and greater awareness of oral care products. At the same time, online sales of tooth whitening products and willingness on the part of patients to spend on whitening dental products have boosted growth.

Interest in cosmetic dental care and the impact of the pandemic helped to lead to a boom in the market. The teeth whitening market has grown during the COVID-19 pandemic as many patients became focused on their appearance. This also dovetailed with a rise in demand for aesthetic dental treatments.

Whitening products for teeth are leaders in cosmetic dental products and provide fast and easy options for patients. The options for whitening range from in-office procedures, home kits that are provided by professionals, and over-the-counter items.

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3-D printing market to grow by nearly 18%

The global market for 3-D printing medical devices is forecast to grow by $2.38 billion by 2025, according to a report by Technavio, a market analysis firm. Across the forecast period of 2020 to 2025, the market is expected to grow by a CAGR of 17.8%.

The market’s growth is predicted as the demand for custom and personalized medical devices have grown. This has helped to bolster the 3-D printing market as a whole, though the uptick is thought to be possibly slowed by the level of cost of the 3-D printing devices and setup costs of such systems.

Technologies related to 3-D printing are trending toward patient-customized devices and instruments created from imaging of the patient’s anatomy. Using additive manufacturing, 3-D printing can provide a dental professional with the ability to create complex and customized implants.

The 3-D printing market is fragmented and made up of many companies which offer technology in the space. These companies are differentiating themselves with new launches and technological advancements.

By region, North America is expected to hold the largest share of the market, amounting to 38% across the forecast period. The region is predicted to take the greatest share as the US leads in the area. Demand in the region is high, leading to a need for personalized and customized devices for medical purposes.