Thursday, December 9, 2021

Clear Aligners Market Size Worth $17.0 billion By 2028: Grand View Research, Inc.

 The world of orthodontics has changed radically in the 2 decades since the year 2000.  The technology of computerized treatment planning and 3D printing brought for the concept of the clear aligner.  This was aided by advancements in chemistry that allowed for development of resins that could actually move teeth.

Jumping forward 20 years and we now have multiple companies competing in the clear aligner space.  The biggest boon to the clear aligner process has been the advancements and market penetration of 3D intraoral acquisition units.  In the old days traditional analog impressions were taken and sent to a company who then poured them up into plaster models.  Those models were then scanned to create a digital 3D representation of the mouth which was used to treatment plan and fabricate the aligners.

The proliferation of incredibly accurate 3D intraoral scanners has great simplified and accelerated the treatment.  Now a scan can be uploaded to the aligner company and treatment plan fabricated in hours or less.  This has allowed for "outcome simulators" to show patients anticipated outcomes almost immediately after the scan is completed.

Bringing all of this technology to bear on the subject or orthodontics has triggered explosive growth in the field.  While there are still a few cases that require brackets and wires, most cases can now be treated with a minimally invasive clear aligner solution.

Now comes a new study from Grand View Research, Inc that sees this section of the market growing to $17 billion by the year 2028.  The complete research paper can be downloaded from this link.

Here is the info the company made available from a recent press release:

The global clear aligners market is expected to reach USD 17.0 Billion by 2028, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. It is expected to expand at a CAGR of 27.3% from 2021 to 2028. Clear aligners are invisible and discreet braces developed from thermoformed materials like copolyester or polycarbonate plastic and CAD 3D printing technology, acting as an alternative to traditional braces. According to the FDA, the clear aligner system helps in positioning the teeth by the means of continuous gentle force and is developed to treat mild to moderate malocclusion.

Key Insights & Findings:

The teenage segment emerged as the largest consumer segment in 2019, as teenagers are increasingly opting for the orthodontic device because of its inconspicuous characteristics and comfort

The standalone practices segment reciprocated the largest share in 2019 as standalone practitioners are readily adopting the orthodontic device and are equipped with advanced digital technologies

North America dominated the market in 2019 owing to increasing demand for new technologies, a large pool of key players, rising prevalence of dental disorders, and advanced healthcare infrastructure in the region

In Asia Pacific, the market is expected to reciprocate the highest CAGR over the forecast period.

Read 100 page research report, "Clear Aligners Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis Report By Age (Adult, Teens), By End-use (Hospitals, Standalone Practices, Group Practices), By Region (North America, Europe, APAC, Latin America, MEA), And Segment Forecasts, 2021 - 2028", by Grand View Research

According to the WHO, malocclusion is the third most prevalent dental disease after dental caries and periodontal disease globally. Malocclusion of the teeth causes the problem of misalignment which can later lead to severe oral health complications like hard and soft tissue trauma. This condition is hereditary and can be passed from one generation to another.

Technological advancements and the growing demand for customized clear aligners are significant factors responsible for market growth. Companies like Align Technology and DynaFlex are constantly bringing in newer computer-aided technology in the market. For instance, the launch of iTero, which is a digital impression system, by Align Technology is assisting in developing accurate, effective, and customized clear aligners. The device is designed in accordance with the wearer's comfort to treat mild to moderate misalignment conditions. According to an article published in in November 2018, the global prevalence of Class I malocclusions is 74.7%, and of Class II malocclusions is 19.6%. The rising prevalence of these medical conditions is assisting in escalating the demand for orthodontic devices.

The demand for customized clear aligners has witnessed a burgeoning growth, especially among teenagers. For instance, the FDA-approved Invisalign clear aligners developed by Align Technology have been used in the treatment of 5.0 million people as of 2018, and worldwide Invisalign shipments to teenagers were about 87.1 thousand cases. To date, over 1.0 million teenagers have adopted this orthodontic treatment. This is because many teenagers prefer avoiding discomfort caused by metal braces and also want their braces to look aesthetically appealing. The above-mentioned factors are cumulatively assisting in robust market growth.

Grand View Research has segmented the global clear aligners market on the basis of age, end-use, and region:

Clear Aligners Age Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)



Clear Aligners End-use Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)


Stand Alone Practices

Group Practices


Clear Aligners Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2016 - 2028)

North America









Asia Pacific





South Korea

Latin America




Middle East & Africa

South Africa

Saudi Arabia


List of Key Players of Clear Aligners Market

Align Technology, Inc.

Danaher Corporation

Institut Straumann AG

Dentsply Sirona


Argen Corporation

Henry Schein

TP Orthodontics, Inc.

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