Beaming business: The industry will benefit from higher rates of dental insurance coverage

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth
Annual Growth

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • As start-up costs have increased, many dental graduates have been less willing to start their own practice
  • The industry has faced external competition from dentists and dental schools
  • Orthodontists will rapidly retire, limiting consumers' access to orthodontic care

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    Over the past five years, the Orthodontists industry has benefited from favorable demographic trends and technological advances. More people have visited dentists, which has led to heightened awareness of the need for orthodontic services. However, rising capital costs associated with starting an industry establishment have discouraged new orthodontists from opening independent practices, and many established practices have consolidated to share operating costs and increase profitability. Although the industry will face increased competition over the next five years from general dentists, dental schools and do-it-yourself teeth alignment, a declining orthodontist-to-patient ration will present significant growth opportunities for industry operators...

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    Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter

    During the past five years, the Orthodontists industry has benefited from technological advances and a steady place in the economy. For example, the advent of new technologies has enabled orthodontists to provide treatment in shorter times, lowering the industry’s dependence on labor. According to data from Humana, about 4.0 million people in the United States have braces, 25.0% of whom are adults, demonstrating robust high demand for industry services. However, while demand is high, it only minimally increased over the past five years, resulting in relatively stagnant revenue.

    During the five years to 2016, industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualized rate of only 0.4% to $10.9 billion, including a 1.3% rise in 2016. Profit is anticipated to increase from 14.6% o..

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    Additional Insights for the Orthodontists Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Orthodontists Industry are

  • Easy access for clients
  • Ability to quickly adopt new technology
  • Maintenance of excellent customer relations
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Per capita disposable income and Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19 in the Orthodontists industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    What is the Orthodontists Industry?

    This industry is made up of health practitioners who specialize in treating misaligned teeth and facial development with braces, headgear, retainers and other methods. Industry operators are doctors of dental surgery (DDS) or doctors of dental medicine (DDM) and have several years of specialty training in orthodontics. Industry operators may work in family, group or large practices.

    Industry Products
    Oral surgery
    Other services
    Industry Activities
    Oral surgery
    Cosmetic procedures

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Per capita disposable income
  • Number of adolescents aged 10 to 19
  • Number of people with private health insurance
  • Per capita sugar and sweetener consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Stable demand
  • Healthcare reform
  • Changing industry landscape
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Healthcare reform
  • Technology driving growth
  • Table: Orthodontists Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Orthodontists Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Health & Medical Insurance
  • Consumers

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Drug, Cosmetic & Toiletry Wholesaling
  • Medical Instrument & Supply Manufacturing
  • Medical Supplies Wholesaling

  • Products & Services
  • Braces
  • Oral surgery
  • Other services
  • Chart: Orthodontists Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
    Major Markets
  • Individuals aged 35 through 64
  • Children under age 19
  • Individuals aged 65 and older
  • Individuals aged 19 through 34
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Orthodontists Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Wages
  • Purchases and other costs
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Orthodontists

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Orthodontists Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Orthodontists Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Orthodontists Industry
  • Industry Revenue (2007-2021)
  • Industry Gross Product (2007-2021)
  • Establishments (2007-2021)
  • Businesses (2007-2021)
  • Employment (2007-2021)
  • Wages (2007-2021)
  • Per capita disposable income (2007-2021)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Dental Braces
  • Devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth, and help to position them with regard to a person's bite.
  • Dentition
  • The type, number and arrangement of a set of teeth.
  • Removable Retainers
  • Devices used in orthodontics that prevent the movement of the teeth to their previous position.
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    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
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    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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