Clear Aligners Market Report by Size, Share and Growth | 2028

Clear Aligners Market Forecast to 2028 - COVID-19 Impact and Global Analysis By Type [Polyurethane Plastic, Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG), and Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)], Distribution Channels (Direct Sales, Laboratories, and Others), and Age (Adults and Teenagers)

Publication Month : May 2021

  • Report Code : TIPRE00007602
  • Category : Medical Device
  • Status : Published
  • No. of Pages : 160
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[Research Report] The clear aligners market is expected to reach US$ 8,708.67 million by 2028 from US$ 2,430.84 million in 2020. The market is estimated to grow at a CAGR of 15.9% from 2021 to 2028.

The key factors such as the growing prevalence of dental problems, rising incidence of malocclusions in children, and increasing demand for dental cosmetic procedures drive the market growth. However, the high cost of clear aligners hinders the growth of the  clear aligners market

Lucrative Regions for Clear Aligners Market

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Market Insights

Growing Prevalence of Dental Problems

Dental and oral conditions affect people once in their lifetime. A single toothache can cause discomfort, pain, and disfigurement. As per the Global Burden of Diseases Study in 2016, oral diseases have affected ~3.58 billion people across the world. Dental diseases include dental caries. Periodontal disease, which results in tooth loss, was the 11th most prevalent dental disease around the globe. The prevalence of dental and oral conditions, such as crooked teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, spaces between teeth, teeth overcrowding, is rising across the region. In addition, the surging number of temporomandibular disorders (TMD) treatment has been reported. The periodontal diseases, injuries, and accidents are among the significant causes that may lead to dental problems. According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontists data, more than 4 million people in Canada and the US are taking treatment from an orthodontic specialist. Also, as per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) data, around 31.6% population had untreated dental caries during 2013–2016 in the US.
In a study published in the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) 2019, Africa recorded the higher prevalence of Class I (90%) malocclusion than Class II malocclusions (7.5%). The maximum incidence of Class II, Class III, and open bite malocclusions were recorded in Europe (31.95%), Asia (5.76%), and Africa (8.3%), respectively. Moreover, the deep bite was considerably higher in Europe (37.4%) than other regions. Furthermore, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) the Africa has the highest prevalence of Class I malocclusions (92.47%) in mixed dentition. However, the prevalence of Class II malocclusions (5.1%) was lowest, while Caucasians resulted in the lowest prevalence of open bite (3.7%). The Mongoloid population showed the highest prevalence of Class III (10.95%).
Government support is helping people to get treated with their dental problems. The dental issues are generally observed in the children. Therefore, the government is focusing more on dental health in school. For instance, the CDC provides management and guidance for state and community programs. The program assists to plan, set up, and evaluate school sealant programs and to complement services that are provided by private dentists. The rising prevalence of various dental diseases has increased the use of clear aligners, which propels the growth of the clear aligners market.

Type-Based Insights

The global clear aligners market, based on type, is segmented into polyurethane plastic, polyethylene terephtalate glycol (PETG), and polyvinyl chloride. In 2019, the polyurethane plastic accounted for the largest market share. Technological development in polyurethane plastic and its high acceptance by dentists are the major factors driving the market growth for this segment. In addition, the increasing adoption of polyurethane plastic clear aligners is expected to propel the market growth in the future.

Clear Aligners Market, by Type – 2020 and 2028

Clear Aligners Market, by Type – 2020 and 2028
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Distribution Channel-Based Insights

The global clear aligners market, based on the distribution channel, is segmented into direct sales, laboratories, and others. In 2020, the others segment held the largest share of the market. However, the direct sales segment is expected to register the highest CAGR during the forecast period.

Age Group-Based Insights

The global clear aligners market, based on age group, is bifurcated into adults and teenagers. The adults segment held a larger share of the market in 2020, whereas the teenagers segment is anticipated to register a higher CAGR in the market during the forecast period.

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Clear Aligners Market: Strategic Insights

Market Size Value inUS$ 2,430.84 Million in 2020
Market Size Value byUS$ 8,708.67 Million by 2028
Growth rateCAGR of 15.9% from 2020-2028
Forecast Period2020-2028
Base Year2020
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The key players such as Align Technology, Inc.; Dentsply Sirona; Danaher; Institut Straumann AG; 3M; Henry Schein, Inc.; TP Orthodontics, Inc.; DynaFlex; Great Lakes Dental Technologies; and SCHEU DENTAL GmbH adopt several organic and inorganic strategies to enhance their revenue and market standings. For instance, in March 2019, Henry Schein One, a joint venture of Henry Schein, Inc., launched Dentrix G7 in Canada, which is the upgraded version of the dental practice management system. Moreover, in March 2019, the Straumann Group performed collaboration with Medit, a global provider of digital dentistry solutions. This collaboration will benefit into promoting the integration of digital workflows with Straumann’s open CAD/CAM software.

Clear Aligners Market – by Type

  • Polyurethane Plastic
  • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
  • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)

Clear Aligners Market – by Distribution Channel

  • Direct Sales
  • Laboratories
  • Others
  • Others

Clear Aligners Market – by Age Group

  • Adults
  • Teenagers

Clear Aligners Market – by Geography

  • North America
    • US
    • Canada
    • Mexico
  • Europe
    • France
    • Germany
    • Italy
    • UK
    • Russia
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific (APAC)
    • China
    • India
    • Japan
    • Australia
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Middle East and Africa (MEA)
    • South Africa
    • Saudi Arabia
    • UAE
    • Rest of Middle East &Africa
  • South and Central America (SCAM)
    • Brazil
    • Argentina
    • Rest of South and Central America

Company Profiles

  • Align Technology, Inc.
  • Dentsply Sirona
  • Danaher
  • Institut Straumann AG
  • 3M
  • Henry Schein, Inc.
  • TP Orthodontics, Inc.
  • DynaFlex
  • Great Lakes Dental Technologies
Report Coverage
Report Coverage

Revenue forecast, Company Analysis, Industry landscape, Growth factors, and Trends

Segment Covered
Segment Covered

Type , Distribution Channels , and Age

Regional Scope
Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, South & Central America

Country Scope
Country Scope

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States

Frequently Asked Questions

What are clear aligners?

Clear aligners are the dental devices that are used to align the teeth in adults and teens. It is an alternative to the traditional dental braces, brackets, and other such treatments. The clear aligners are also known as invisible aligners. It is made from a non-metallic material such as polyurethane plastic.

What are the driving factors for the Clear aligners across the globe?

Growing prevalence of dental problems and the rising incidence of malocclusions in children is expected to propel the growth of the clear aligners market. Moreover, increasing cosmetic dentistry in emerging nations is anticipated to drive the global market.

What is the average cost of clear aligner?

The cost of the clear aligner it varies as per the brands and needs of the consumer. The average cost is approximately US$4,000 to US$5,500.

The List of Companies - Clear Aligners Market

  1. Align Technology, Inc.
  2. Dentsply Sirona
  3. Danaher
  4. Institut Straumann AG
  5. 3M
  6. Henry Schein, Inc.
  7. TP Orthodontics, Inc.
  8. DynaFlex
  9. Great Lakes Dental Technologies

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