According to a recent market study published by Growth Market Reports, titled, “Clear Aligner Market by Product Type, by Age Group, by Application, by End-user, and by Region: Size, Share, Trends and Opportunity Analysis, 2021-2030”, the market was valued at USD 3,748.3 million in 2020 and is expected to grow at a healthy CAGR of 21.0% during the forecast period of 2021 to 2030.

Clear aligners are made of smooth and virtually invisible plastic and are used to correct under bites, over bites, crooked teeth, deep bites, malocclusions and other dental conditions and are considered substitute for the traditional wired braces over their advantages as they are comfortable, convenient, flexible and prevent tooth decays, mouth sores and plague build up as seen when braces are used. The demand for the aligners has surged due to the preference given by the adults and the teenagers over the braces. The demand has also increased due to the R&D activities taken up by the market players to provide innovative and effective products which also contributed to the growth of the market.

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The global clear aligner market is segmented based on the product type, age group, applications, end users, and region. Based on product types, the market is segregated into hard, medium, and soft. In terms of age group, the market is segmented into adult and teenager. In terms of end user, the market is segmented into hospital, dental clinic and orthodontic clinics. The market in the basis of applications is segmented into malocclusion, crowding, excessive spacing and others. On the basis of region, the market is classified into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Africa.

The clear aligner market witnessed a slight decrease in year-on-year growth due to the COVID-19 pandemic due to which there was a temporary shutdown of the shutdown of the manufacturing facilities and weak demand in the market as the primary focus was on curbing the SARS-CoV-2 among the health workers who were exposed to the virus.

The supply chains were also disrupted due to the lockdowns imposed globally to curb the spread of the virus. The market players are focusing to foster the supply chain to minimize the losses, with the gradual lifting of lockdown in various countries and the virus under control the market is estimated to recover gradually and recover in the upcoming years.

As per Growth Market Reports industry analyst Divyanka Sankhe, “The market is anticipated to have a significant growth during the forecast period 2021-2030. The aligners are becoming a choice for the population including adults and teenagers as they are flexible to use and help to maintain dental hygiene as compared to the braces. The players are focusing on improving the products which will help to improve the demand for the products. The female population is the key contributor to the growth of the market due to their focus on enhancing their appearance and smile. The improving economic condition of people and spending on healthcare will also help to improve the market condition.”

Key Takeaways from the Study

  • The players including Dentsply Sirona, Danaher, Institut Straumann, TP Orthodontics, Voodoo Manufacturing, Clearbite Aligners and 3M are major players and hold a significant market share in 2020.
  • Asia Pacific is a projected to be a significant market during the forecast period due to the increased spending by the people on healthcare, increased R&D activities undertaken by the market players. North America and Europe will be major markets in terms of the revenue generated.
  • Malocclusion will be a major market by application due to the increasing conditions in many countries which will give significantly support the growth of the market.
  • In terms of value the orthodontic segment held a significant market share due to the preference of people to the trained practitioners present in the market
  • Due to the increasing cases, there has been a massive surge in the technologies used in the market that include additive fabrication, CAD/CAM, 3D impression systems, digital scanning technology which have made the treatment of the dental conditions more effective, efficient and predictable than before.

Report Scope

Report Metric


Market Value in 2020

US$ 3,748.3 Million

Market Growth Rate (from 2020 to 2027)


Historical Data

2019, & 2020

Base Year


Forecast Period

2021 - 2030

Units Considered

Value (US$ Million), Volume (Thousand Cases)

Market Segments

by Product type, by Age group, by Application, by End User, and Region

Regional Scope

North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East & Africa

Key Companies Profiled

Dentsply Sirona
Institut Straumann
Great Lakes Dental Technologies
American Orthodontics
TP Orthodontics
Voodoo Manufacturing
Clearbite Aligners
FORESTADENT Bernhard Frster
Geniova Technologies
Rocky Mountain Orthodontics

Customization Scope

Report customization available on request

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Target Audience

  • Supply-side: Clear Aligner products manufacturers, raw material suppliers, primary respondents, and distributors.
  • Demand Side: Hospital, Dental Clinic and Orthodontic Clinics, and Others
  • Regulatory Side: Concerned government authorities, commercial research & development (R&D) institutions, and other regulatory bodies.
  • Associations and Industry Bodies: Food and Drug Administration (FDA), International Trade Centre (ITC), World Health Organization, Journal of Biomedical Science, Diseases Society of America, National Library of Medicine, and Others.