Clear Aligners Market (By Age: Adults, Teenagers; By Type: At-home aligners/Direct-to-consumer (DTC) Aligners, In-office Aligners; By Product: Hard Type, Medium Type, Soft Type; By Material Type: Polyurethane, Plastic Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol, Poly-vinyl Chloride; By Distribution Channel: Direct Sales, Laboratories, Others; By End-User: Hospitals, Standalone Practices, Group Practices, Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, Regional Outlook, and Forecast 2022-2030


The global clear aligners market size was estimated at USD 4.9 billion in 2021 and is expected to surpass around USD 46.3 billion by 2030, expanding at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 28.34% during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.

Clear Aligners Market Size 2022 To 2030

Key Takeaways:

  • North American region has had a highest revenue share of about 56% in 2021.
  • The APAC region is expected to witness notable CAGR of 31.5% from 2022 to 2030.
  • By end user, dental and orthodontal clinics segment has captured 62% revenue share in 2021.
  • By age, the adults segment has accounted revenue share of 67% in 2021.
  • By end use, the standalone practices segment has accounted revenue share of around 54% in 2021.

The market has shown significant growth after the pandemic was over. clear aligners are advanced products that are almost invisible and are used for moderate or mild correction of orthodontic problems. They help in creating an alignment in the teeth and they are transparent in nature. Misaligned teeth are the problem of about 60 to 75% population of the entire world. About 40% of the small children in the North American region suffer with the misalignment of the teeth and this is a similar case even with the teenagers. In order to have better aesthetics the need for the clear braces significantly in the recent years period technological advancements have played an important role in creating more demand for such products. The amount of spending power at the hands of the consumers has been extremely instrumental in the sales of the clear aligners.

Higher purchasing power leads to an increased use of such products. The penetration of this product is maximum in most of the developed nations as well as the developing nations of the world. Adults seek this type of orthodontic treatment on a large scale in most of the countries across the world. Lingual braces and clear aligners are extremely helpful in correcting the misalignment in the teeth. 

Growth Factors

About 30% of the patients in the North American region suffers with orthodontic problems and the need for clear aligners has increased according to the report of the American Association of orthodontists. the need for such treatments in the adults has increased by about 75% in this region which was understood by a survey that was conducted by the Society of the British orthodontics among its members be there to the amount of competition in the market players has also grown significantly in the recent years due to constant research and development in the field, advancements in the products have also led to the launch of innovative and better products in the market due to which the market is expected to show a significant growth during the forecast period.

There are many demands of the patients across the world that are left unmet. Government agencies and public institutions are engaged in taking up initiatives in order to come up with solutions to meet all the demands of the patients. Through the use of policies as well as partnerships orthodontic treatments are provided to the consumers through many nations. Partnerships, acquisitions and the training of the professionals will show a significant growth in the market.

In order to provide hygienic and comfortable products the providers are engaged in coming up with better innovations in the existing products. Growing awareness about the availability of these products and the benefits of these products will also play a significant role in the growth of this market. The patients that undergo the treatment for misalignment of the teeth see better outcomes which help in improving the comfort and the convenience and they also help in improving their appearance. 

  • Increased adoption of clear aligners in the markets that are under penetrated
  • Research and development in the field leads to the introduction of improved products
  • Favorable outcomes of the treatment which helps in improving the efficiency end the appearance of the teeth
  • There has been a greater demand for the orthodontic procedures due to the introduction of the clear aligners

Report Scope of the Clear Aligners Market

Report Coverage Details
Market Size in 2022

USD 6.29 Billion

Market Size by 2030

USD 46.3 Billion

Growth Rate from 2022 to 2030 CAGR of 28.34%
Base Year 2021
Forecast Period 2022 to 2030
Segments Covered Age, Type, Product, Material Type, Distribution Channel, End-User, and Geography
Companies Mentioned Institute Straumann, Align technology, Dynaflex, Clarus company, TP orthodontics incorporated, Henry Schein incorporated


Key Market Drivers

  • Higher penetration rate - Many nations across the world a lot of population suffers with misalignment of the beat. Straightening of the deep code benefit about 300 million population of the world. There has been a constant awareness regarding the availability of such procedures which shall help in the use of these procedures in the underdeveloped and the developing nations of the world.
  • Increased awareness - Initiatives taken by the public organizations and government organizations help in creating more awareness regarding these procedures due to which the initiatives help in understanding the ill effects of the misalignment of the teeth. They also help in eradicating the negligence of the population towards the dental care. It also leads to an increased amount of population opting for such treatments in order to straighten their teeth. More and more physicians are offered training in order to offer the treatment that makes use of clear aligners in order to increase the use of this product in the market. The penetration of clear aligners outside the North American region is relatively less and it is estimated to be about 10% or less whereas the penetration in the North American region is about 20% and many people opt for treating the orthodontic cases.

Key Market Challenges

Availability of the companies that are direct to consumers

  • The availability of companies in the market that provide direct services to consumers have provided more competition in the market and it is expected to hinder the growth of the market in the long run. In the current scenario there is no need for the patients to see a doctor as these providers take the impressions of the teeth and the stores of the company study the impressions through the help of the remote orthodontists and the products that are necessary for the patient are sent by mail. The cost of these products is relatively less due to which the demand for these products is more and this will play a major role in challenging the growth of the market in the long run.

Key Market Opportunities

  • The introduction of technologically advanced clear aligners - The market growth will be accelerated due to the use of the advanced products in the market. As the companies are engaged in the developmental and the research activities new products will be introduced in the markets in the long run. the demand for the clear aligners has grown significantly the use of this treatment is expected to row due to an increased awareness about the availability of these products. 
  • Unhealthy diet - The diet that is rich in the sugar content is considered to be an unhealthy diet for the teeth. Poor hygiene of the mouth also affects the quality of the peep due to which the need for these products is expected to grow. Consumption of alcohol and tobacco products will also lead to an increased number of diseases of the mouth due to which the need for the clear aligners will grow in the coming years.

Segments Insight

Age Insights

Depending upon the age group, the adult segment is expected to have the largest market share in the coming years as this segment has dominated the market with a share of about 67% in terms of revenue. Growing cases of misaligned deep amongst the population will lead to an increased demand for this product. Misalignment of the teeth has a major impact on the life of a person as it reduces the quality. The use of these products is expected to grow well as it helps in improving the aesthetics and the oral function. It also helps in enhancing the speech and the swallowing capabilities. Dental appearance has played a significant role in the past and it will continue to play a significant role in the society even in the coming years period growing concern about the dental appearance will play an important role in the growth of the market and an increased adoption of the clear aligners.

Clear Aligners Market Share, By Age, 2021 (%)

The adoption of these products in the teenagers is also expected to be maximum. In order to avoid discomfort the need for this product has grown significantly as compared to metal braces. About 1,000,000 population of teenagers have adopted clear aligners in order to improve their orthodontic functions.

End-User Insights

On the basis of the end users, the standalone practices segment is expected to have the largest market share in the coming years as it has dominated the market in the past with a share of about 54% in terms of revenue. Standalone practices come under the end user segment just like the hospitals and the group practices. The use of advanced technologies in the clinics will lead to an increased use of these products. The availability of variety of treatments and the shorter. Of time required for such treatments is the characteristic of the standalone practices segment. The use of the advanced and latest equipments is another characteristic of the standalone practices due to which the diagnosis and the treatment is extremely beneficial.

Clear Aligners Market Share, By Region, 2021 (%)

Regions Revenue Share in 2021 (%)
North America 56%
Asia Pacific 14%
Europe 21%
Latin America 5%
MEA 4%


Regional Insights

The North American market is expected to grow in the coming years as there are many factors that have led to the use of these products. The presence of the companies in this region and the amount of research and development conducted in the field has increased due to an increase in the amount of investment made by the companies. Many technologically advanced aligners are introduced in the market and they are adoption is also high.

The product is in high demand in the North American region due to an awareness created by the orthodontic doctors. The availability of favorable policies for imbursement in the clinics will prove to be a significant factor in the growth of this market. Clear aligners are demanded maximum in the United States and the other nations that have a higher demand for the clear aligners are Spain and China. 

Similar growth will be seen in the European region due to the technologically advanced products introduced in the market. The adoption of these products is high especially in the teenagers of this region. Asia Pacific region will also show a significant growth and it will expand at the highest compound annual growth rate during the forecast period. China and India will play a major role in the growth of the market.

Key Market Developments 

  • Global operations of align technology were expanded in the year 2021 as this company open one manufacturing plant for Poland

Segments Covered in the Report

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By Age

  • Adults
  • Teenagers

By Type

  • At-home aligners/Direct-to-consumer (DTC) Aligners 
  • In-office Aligners

By Product

  • Hard Type
  • Medium Type
  • Soft Type 

By Material Type

  • Polyurethane
  • Plastic Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol
  • Poly-vinyl Chloride

By Distribution Channel

  • Direct Sales
  • Laboratories
  • Others 

By End-User

  • Hospitals
  • Standalone Practices
  • Group Practices
  • Others

By Geography

  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia-Pacific
  • Latin America
  • Middle East & Africa (MEA)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the current size of clear aligners market?
The global clear aligners market size was accounted at USD 4.9 billion in 2021 and it is expected to reach around USD 46.3 billion by 2030.
What will be the CAGR of global clear aligners market?
The global clear aligners market is poised to grow at a CAGR of 28.34% from 2022 to 2030.
Who are the prominent players operating in the clear aligners market?
The major players operating in the clear aligners market are Institute Straumann, Align technology, Dynaflex, Clarus company, TP orthodontics incorporated, Henry Schein incorporated.
Which are the driving factors of the clear aligners market?
Rapidly increasing for demand for advanced procedures, rising technological advancements of dental treatment and systems and higher penetration rate these are driving the growth of the clear aligners market.
Which region will lead the global clear aligners market?
North America region will lead the global clear aligners market during the forecast period 2022 to 2030.
  • Report Code:2263
  • Category:Healthcare
  • No. of Pages:150+
  • Format:PDF/PPT/Excel
  • Published:October 2022

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