Number of Orthodontic Offices

Goals

To determine how many orthodontic offices there are in the United States for the purposes of gaining more knowledge about the industry.

Early Findings

According to IBISWorld, there are 70,796 orthodontics businesses in the United States, but there are as many as 124,099 orthodontics offices in the U.S.

Number of Orthodontics Offices

  • IBISWorld's research indicated there are 70,796 orthodontics businesses in the United States.
  • If it is assumed that one orthodontics business represents one office, then there are 70,796 orthodontics offices in the United States.
  • However, the most recent Orthodontic Workforce Report shows that 27.4% of orthodontic businesses have two locations, 13.8% have three locations, 2.9% have four locations, 0.3% have five locations, 1.6% have six locations, and 0.3% have nine locations. There are no orthodontics businesses in the U.S. with seven or eight locations, or more than nine locations.
  • Using these percentages, we can better estimate the number of orthodontics offices in the U.S. as follows.
    • By adding up the percentage of businesses that have two or more locations (offices), 46.3% of businesses have two or more offices (27.4% + 13.8% + 2.9% + 0.3% + 1.6% + 0.3%).
    • This would mean that 46.3% of the 70,796 orthodontics businesses in the U.S. have two or more offices and 53.7% have just one office.
    • Therefore, 38,017 orthodontics businesses in the U.S. have just one office and 32,779 have two or more offices.
    • Of the 70,796 total orthodontics businesses, 27.4% of them have two offices. This would mean that 19,398 have two offices for a total of 38,796 offices (19,398 x 2).
    • Of the 70,796 total orthodontics businesses, 13.8% have three locations. This would mean that 9,770 have three offices for a total of 29,310 offices (9,770 x 3).
    • Of the 70,796 total orthodontics businesses, 2.9% have four locations. This would mean that 2,053 have four offices for a total of 8,212 offices (2,053 x 4).
    • Of the 70,796 total orthodontics businesses, 0.3% have five locations. This would mean that 212 have five offices for a total of 1,060 offices (212 x 5).
    • Of the 70,796 total orthodontics businesses, 1.6% have six locations. This would mean that 1,133 have six offices for a total of 6,798 offices (1,133 x 6).
    • Of the 70,796 total orthodontics businesses, 0.3% have nine locations. This would mean that 212 have nine offices for a total of 1,908 (212 x 9).
  • Adding up these numbers can give us an estimated total number of orthodontics offices in the U.S.:
    • 38,017 + 38,796 + 29,310 + 8,212 + 1,060 + 6,798 + 1,906 = 124,099 total orthodontics offices in the United States.

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