Orthodontic Treatment Consumers: Demographics
Orthodontic treatment consumers in the US tend to be young women from high income families. This information has been entered into row 2 of the "Demographics" spreadsheet tab.
- Almost 60% of Americans who go for orthodontic treatments are from high-income families.
- The majority of orthodontic treatment consumers are 12-15 years old.
- Seeing as the majority of orthodontic treatment consumers are 12-15 years old, their education level is most likely high school.
- A lot of orthodontic treatment consumers are women.
In order to identify the age, gender, ethnicity, income level, and education level of orthodontic treatment consumers in the US, we turned to scientific journals and publications like NCBI. There, we found several studies on the demographics of orthodontic treatment consumers in the US. However, these studies were published over five years ago. For more recent data, we examined data published by US associations such as the American Association of Orthodontists. The association offered insight into the demographics of US orthodontists but nothing on people who go to these orthodontists was mentioned.
We proceeded to examine government resources like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through this strategy, we found the age and gender of people who need and visit orthodontists. Since we still needed to find the ethnicity, income level, and education level of these individuals, we scoured data intelligence platforms like Statista. The only thing we found through this medium was the average number of weekly patient visits per U.S. dentist. As a last resort, we scanned data published by dental and orthodontist companies such as Johnson Elite Orthodontists. These companies provided some statistics on people who get orthodontic treatments but they were outdated. Since the aforementioned resources failed in finding recent data, we leveraged outdated information published in 2010 on the ethnicity, income level, and education level of orthodontic treatment consumers in the US.