Clear Aligners Market - by Material Type (Polyurethane Plastic, Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG), Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC), and Others), by Age Group (Children, and Adults), by End User (Hospitals, and Dental Clinics), and by Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Size, Share, Outlook and Opportunity Analysis, 2018 – 2026

  • Published On : Apr 2019 |
  • Pages : 183 Pages |
  • Format : CMI Insight PPT Format CMI Insight PDF Format

Global Clear Aligners Market – Effective Solution for a Better Smile

Clear aligners are used to straighten teeth for appropriate positioning of teeth. Clear aligners are the best substitute for old and conventional braces, and are designed in such a way that helps guide teeth into their proper position. Aligners take less time to complete the treatment procedure and are cost effective. They also avoid side effects such as plaque buildup, tooth decay, mouth sores, and injuries, which is caused by regular metal braces.

The clear aligners market is expected to gain significant traction owing to rising disposable income, people are willing to spend more on dental services, both medical and cosmetic. According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, in the U.S., dental cosmetic services are becoming increasingly popular, with citizens spending majorly on professional teeth whitening and straightening.

The global clear aligners market size was valued at US$ 1,789.2 million in 2017, and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 17.0% over the forecast period (2018 – 2026).

Figure 1. Global Clear Aligners Market Value (US$ Mn), by Region, 2018

                                                                      Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Increased spending on dental health to propel clear aligners market growth

Increased financial support for healthcare from public and private sources such as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has reduced out-of-pocket spending. Therefore, spending on dental health has increased further over the past few years due to growing support from CMS and American Dental Association (ADA). For instance, according to the American Dental Association, in the U.S., dental care expenditure was valued at US$ 117.5 Bn in 2015.

Rising government support in emerging economies for growth of healthcare sector is expected to drive growth of the clear aligners market during the forecast period. For instance, the Government of India permitted 100% FDI World Dental Federation for health and medical services and also reduced the custom duty on all medical devices, including dental devices from 7.5% to 5% in 2013-14, which in turn created a highly conducive environment for growth of the market in the country.

Improvement in dental care infrastructure in emerging economies is another factor that is expected to fuel market growth. The dentist-population ratio has drastically improved in the past one to two decades. For instance, in 2014, the dentist-population ratio in India reached 1:10,000 from 1:300,000 in 1960.

 Figure 2. Global Clear Aligners Market Share (%), by Age Group, 2018 and 2026

                                                                 Source: Coherent Market Insights Analysis (2019)

Increasing prevalence of oral health issues to bolster the market growth

Increasing prevalence of oral health diseases such as crooked teeth diseases (Malocclusion) is driving growth of the clear aligners market. The indication of crooked teeth includes crowding, cross bite, open bite, overbite, spacing, and underbite.

According to the SRM Journal of Research in Dental Sciences, November 2014, the prevalence of crowding was around 51.4% in girls and 50.4% in boys, and cross-bite was around 18.3% in girls and 17.8% in boys in Indian schools children.

Moreover, the prevalence of Angles Class 1 malocclusion was around 80.2% in girls and 78.4% in boys and the Angle class 2 malocclusion was around 19.8% in girls and 21.5% in boys, whereas the class 3 malocclusion was around 0.1% in boys, according to the above reference.

Key Players

Major players operating in the global clear aligners market include Align Technology, Inc., DynaFlex, Dentsply Sirona, Inc., SmileDirectClub, Straumann Group, Danaher Corporation, Henry Schein, Inc., Great Lakes Dental Technologies, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, and eXceed.

Market players are focused on launching cost effective products for patients, thereby providing affordable options and propelling the market growth. For instance, in September, 2018, Dentsply Sirona Inc. introduced the SureSmile Aligner clear aligner solution at Dental Meeting in Orlando

Clear aligners offer effective solutions to patients seeking discreet orthodontic treatment in comparison to conventional braces. This report provides a comprehensive view on the market trends, potential, opportunity, and competition, across different geographies.

Market Dynamics

Factors such as increasing patient awareness towards dental health, rising disposable income of the general population, increasing dental insurance for orthodontic procedures are factors expected to augment the market growth. The clear aligners market is expected to gain significant traction owing to increasing number of new entrants offering affordable products to patients. For instance, in May 2018, Henry Schein, Inc. launched orthodontic aligner with its proprietary SLX Clear Aligner System. The system incorporates Sagittal First/Motion 3D technology that offers patients and clinicians a simplified treatment process by reducing the number of aligners used. However, high product cost of clear aligners restricts adoption of the products in low income economies, hindering the market growth.

Key features of the study:

  • This report provides in-depth analysis of the clear aligners market and provides market size (US$ million) and Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR %) for the forecast period (2018 – 2026), considering 2018, as the base year
  • It elucidates potential revenue opportunities across different segments and explains attractive investment proposition matrices for this market
  • This study also provides key insights about market drivers, restraints, opportunities, new product launches or approval, market trends,  regional outlook, and competitive strategies adopted by key players
  • It profiles key players in the global clear aligners market based on the following parameters – company overview, financial performance, product portfolio, market presence, distribution strategies, key developments, strategies, and future plans
  • Key companies covered as a part of this study include, Align Technology, Inc., DynaFlex, Dentsply Sirona, Inc., SmileDirectClub, Straumann Group, Danaher Corporation, Henry Schein, Inc., Great Lakes Dental Technologies, Rocky Mountain Orthodontics, and eXceed.
  • Insights from this report would allow marketers and management authorities of the companies to make informed decisions regarding their future product launches, technology up-gradation, market expansion, and marketing tactics
  • The global clear aligners market report caters to various stakeholders in this industry including investors, suppliers, product manufacturers, distributors, new entrants, and financial analysts
  • Stakeholders would have ease in decision-making through various strategy matrices used in analyzing the clear aligners market

Detailed Segmentation:

  • Global Clear Aligners Market, By Material Type:
    • Polyurethane Plastic
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
    • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
    • Others
  • Global Clear Aligners Market, By Age Group:
    • Children
    • Adults
  • Global Clear Aligners Market, By End User:
    • Hospitals
    • Dental Clinics
  • Global Clear Aligners Market, By Geography:
    • North America
      • By Material Type:
        • Polyurethane Plastic
        • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
        • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Others
      • By Age Group:
        • Children
        • Adults
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Dental Clinics
      • By Country:
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • By Material Type:
        • Polyurethane Plastic
        • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
        • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Others
      • By Age Group:
        • Children
        • Adults
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Dental Clinics
      • By Country:
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • By Material Type:
        • Polyurethane Plastic
        • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
        • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Others
      • By Age Group:
        • Children
        • Adults
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Dental Clinics
      • By Country:
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • By Material Type:
        • Polyurethane Plastic
        • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
        • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Others
      • By Age Group:
        • Children
        • Adults
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Dental Clinics
      • By Country:
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of Asia Pacific
    • Middle East
      • By Material Type:
        • Polyurethane Plastic
        • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
        • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Others
      • By Age Group:
        • Children
        • Adults
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Dental Clinics
      • By Country:
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • By Material Type:
        • Polyurethane Plastic
        • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
        • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
        • Others
      • By Age Group:
        • Children
        • Adults
      • By End User:
        • Hospitals
        • Dental Clinics
      • By Country:
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  • Company Profiles
    • Align Technology, Inc.*
      • Company Overview
      • Material Portfolio
      • Financial Performance
      • Key Highlights
      • Market Strategies
    • DynaFlex
    • Dentsply Sirona, Inc.
    • SmileDirectClub
    • Straumann Group
    • Danaher Corporation
    • Henry Schein, Inc.
    • Great Lakes Dental Technologies
    • Rocky Mountain Orthodontics
    • eXceed

 “*” marked represents similar segmentation in other categories in the respective section.

Table of Contents

  1. Research Objective and Assumption
    • Research Objectives
    • Assumptions
    • Abbreviations
  2. Market Purview
    • Report Description
      • Market Definition and Scope
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Snippet, By Material Type
      • Market Snippet, By Age Group
      • Market Snippet, By End User
      • Market Snippet, By Region
    • Coherent Opportunity Map (COM)
  3. Market Dynamics, Regulations, and Trends Analysis
    • Market Dynamics
      • Drivers
      • Restraints
      • Market Opportunities
    • Impact Analysis
    • Technological Approach
    • PEST Analysis
    • Material Launch and Approvals
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
    • Regulatory Scenario
    • Reimbursement Scenario
    • Epidemiology
  4. Global Clear Aligners Market, By Material Type, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Polyurethane Plastic
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Polyethylene Terephthalate Glycol (PETG)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Poly-vinyl Chloride (PVC)
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Others
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
  5. Global Clear Aligners Market, By Age Group, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Children
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Adults
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
  6. Global Clear Aligners Market, By End User, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, 2016 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, 2017 – 2026
      • Segment Trends
    • Hospitals
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Dental Clinics
      • Introduction
      • Market Size and Forecast, and Y-o-Y Growth, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
  7. Global Clear Aligners Market, By Region, 2018 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
    • Introduction
      • Market Share Analysis, By Region, 2016 and 2026 (%)
      • Y-o-Y Growth Analysis, For Regions, 2017–2026
    • North America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • U.S.
        • Canada
    • Latin America
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • Brazil
        • Mexico
        • Argentina
        • Rest of Latin America
    • Europe
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • Germany
        • U.K.
        • France        
        • Italy
        • Spain
        • Russia
        • Rest of Europe
    • Asia Pacific
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • China
        • India
        • Japan
        • Australia
        • South Korea
        • ASEAN
        • Rest of APAC
    • Middle East
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • GCC
        • Israel
        • Rest of Middle East
    • Africa
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Material Type, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Age Group, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By End User, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
      • Market Size and Forecast, By Country, 2016 – 2026, (US$ Mn)
        • South Africa
        • Central Africa
        • North Africa
  8. Competitive Landscape
    • Heat Map Analysis
    • Market Share Analysis
    • Company Profiles
      • Align Technology, Inc.*
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • DynaFlex
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Dentsply Sirona, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • SmileDirectClub
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Straumann Group
        •  Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Danaher Corporation
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Henry Schein, Inc.
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Great Lakes Dental Technologies
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • Rocky Mountain Orthodontics
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
      • eXceed
        • Company Overview
        • Material Type Portfolio
        • Financial Overview
        • Key Highlights
        • Market Strategies
    • Analyst Views
  9. Section
    • References
    • Research Methodology
    • About Us and Sales Contact

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