According to our new research study on "Global Dental Mirrors Market Forecast to 2028 – COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis – by Product Type, Material, and End User," the market is expected to grow from US$ 322.31 million in 2022 to US$ 505.44 million by 2028. It is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 7.8% during 2022–2028.
The increasing prevalence of dental diseases, the surging demand for dental cosmetic procedures, and an increasing number of dentists and dental clinics are the key factors driving the growth of the global dental mirrors market. The high cost of products and delays in dental check-ups hinder the overall market growth. The flourishing medical tourism in developing countries and government support for dental services are expected to provide lucrative opportunities for the global dental mirrors market players in the coming years.
Based on product type, the global dental mirrors market is segmented into one-sided mirrors, double-sided mirrors, LED dental mirrors, and smart dental mirrors. The one-sided mirrors segment is expected to account for the largest share of the market in 2022. However, the smart dental mirror segment is anticipated to register the highest CAGR in the market during the forecast period. A smart mirror illuminates teeth and gums from within the patient's mouth with white light emitted from LEDs placed within the smart mirror.
One of the smallest LED packages available permits creating a bright and uniform white light emitting ring alongside the mirror's edge. The SmartMirror provides real-time video of the patients’ inner teeth and mouth with the help of connected mobile device. High disposable income, growing technological advancement to provide advanced medical care, and a rise in the prevalence of dental diseases are some of the factors expected to drive the growth of this segment.
With the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, safety in dental clinics and laboratories has become a top priority, forcing many companies to adopt digital technologies to control the risk of infection better. Intraoral cameras and smart dental mirrors reduce human interaction and simplify sending impressions digitally. The global COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the dental markets. As elective dental procedures were postponed during the peak months of the pandemic, manufacturers' ability to sell the products was severely limited, resulting in a drop in market revenue and also impacted on per capita dental expenditure. Based on an analysis of new data from numerous federal agencies conducted by the ADA Health Policy Institute, national dental expenditures fell by 1.8 percent, from US$ 145 billion in 2019 to US$ 142.4 billion in 2020. According to a Health Policy Institute review of data from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Census Bureau, per capita dental spending declined from US$ 442 in 2019 to US$ 430 in 2020. As the oral treatment, procedures are directly contacted with patients’ oral fluid with possible infection risk. To prevent the spread of COVID-19, maintaining social distancing has been of utmost importance as there has been a greater risk of being infected with coronavirus due to direct exposure to oral fluids of the patients. Therefore, it will likely affect the dental market over the coming years.
Integra LifeSciences Holdings Corporation, Medesy SRL, Parkell, Inc., ZIRC Dental Products, ASA Dental S.P.A, Essential Dental Systems, ACTEON Group, SKLAR CORP., CARL Martin GMBH, and KERR Corp are the leading companies operating in the global dental mirrors market.
The global dental mirrors market is segmented on the basis of product type, material, and end user. Based on product type, the market is segmented into one-sided mirrors, double-sided mirrors, LED dental mirrors, and smart dental mirrors. Based on material, the market is segmented into metal dental mirrors and plastic dental mirrors. Metal dental mirrors are further sub-segmented into aluminum, stainless steel, and others. Based on end users, the market is segmented into dental clinics, hospitals, and others.