According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Global Clear Aligners Market is segmented into by age group, by material type, by dentist type, by application, by end user, by distribution channel and by region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2016-2031”, the market was valued at US$ 4,075.84 Million in 2022 and is expected to grow at a growth rate of 17.5% by the year 2031.

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Clear aligners are a major advance innovation in the last 15 years of orthodontics. Clear aligners such as Invisalign employ the Computer-Aided Design & Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAD-CAM) technology. These aligners are combined with advanced imaging and 3-D printing technology such as stereolithography for fabricating a series of custom-made appliances. Invisalign are both aesthetic and removable.

A proper orthodontic assessment, diagnosis, and treatment plan are carried out for successful aligner treatment. An accurate impression of the mouth is used to create the customized aligners. Each appliance moves the teeth a small distance towards the intended position until the final result is achieved.

Many individuals delayed their hospital visits during the pandemic, due to concerns about potential exposure to the virus or restrictions on non-essential medical visits. Screening and procedures, including those related to malocclusions, were postponed or avoided by patients. This led to a decrease in patient visits and screenings, which reduced the demand for clear aligners.

The pandemic disrupted the global supply chain, due to lockdown measures, travel restrictions, and manufacturing disruptions. Supply chain issues led to challenges in the production and distribution of medical devices, causing delays in delivery and shortages in some regions. Supply chain disruptions moderately impacted the availability of essential components and raw materials required for manufacturing devices used for clear aligners.

According to Straumann's 2021 annual report, more than 21 million people began orthodontic treatment and 4 million began a course of clear aligners globally. The potential market value for clear aligners is estimated to be double that of premium implants. FDA-approved Invisalign clear aligners developed by Align Technology have been used in the treatment of 5 million people in 2018 and global Invisalign shipments to teenagers were about 87.1 thousand cases in 2018.

Governments imposed various restrictions on trade and commerce, which affected various sectors. Governments imposed lockdowns across the globe, which moderately impacted the market. Manufacturing plants are labor-intensive. Thus, the majority of operations ceased, as companies implemented shifts and safe distance policies between workers to address social distancing concerns.

As per Growth Market Reports by industry analyst Sanket Lunawat, “the increasing prevalence of dental ailments, the demand for aesthetic dentistry, and the appeal of clear aligners as an orthodontic treatment are boosting the growth of global clear aligners market.”

Supply chain management is an essential part of any business. Supply chain contains a series of steps to get products from their original state to the customers. These steps include transforming raw materials into final products, transporting those products, and distributing them to the end-users. End-users are the final step of the supply chain. End-users of clear aligners include hospitals, and dental & orthodontal clinics.

Market Key Developments

  • In August 2023, Angelalign Technology, Inc announced the launch of its Angel Aligner, custom-made clear aligners, into the US market.

  • In May 2022, Straumann announced the acquisition of GalvoSurge, a medical device manufacturer in the dental field.

  • In September 2021, Align Technology, Inc. launched first professional whitening system optimized for Invisalign aligners and Vivera retainers powered by opalescence tooth whitening systems by Ultradent.

  • In December 2021, Henry Schein Orthodontics, the orthodontics business of Henry Schein, Inc., announced the launch of Studio Pro 4.0, a new web-based treatment planning software for Reveal Clear Aligners (Reveal).

  • In April 2020, Scheu-Dental GmbH, CA Digital, and Smile-Dental merged to form the SCHEU GROUP to combine and deliver orthodontics products.

Key Takeaways from the Study:

The players in the Global Clear Aligners Market include Align Technology, Inc, Dentsply Sirona Inc, Envista Holdings Corporation, Straumann Holding AG, Angelalign Technology Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., SmileDirectClub, 3M, DENTAURUM GmbH & Co. KG, Argen Corporation, Scheu Holding GmbH, and TP Orthodontics, Inc.

Scope of the Clear Aligners Market Report : 

Report Metric


Market Value in 2022

US$ 4,075.84 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2028)


Historical Data

2016 & 2021

Base Year


Forecast Period

2023 – 2031

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million)

Market Segments

By Age Group, By Material Type, By Dentist Type, By Application, By End User, And By Distribution Channel

Key Companies Profiled

Align Technology, Inc, Dentsply Sirona Inc, Envista Holdings Corporation, Straumann Holding AG, Angelalign Technology Inc., Henry Schein, Inc., SmileDirectClub, 3M, DENTAURUM GmbH & Co. KG, Argen Corporation, Scheu Holding GmBh, and TP Orthodontics, Inc

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

Pricing and Purchase Options

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Target Audience:

  • Supply-side: Raw material suppliers, Manufacturer and distributors.

  • Demand Side: Hospitals and Dental & Orthodontal Clinics.

  • Associations and Regulatory Bodies: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency (EMA), and the World Health Organization (WHO).