Clear Aligners: A Boon for Teens

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Clear aligners are incredibly effective in straightening teeth. They are detachable, transparent plastic gadgets that straighten teeth instead of the metal brackets and wires used in traditional braces. The advantage of clear aligners is that they are discrete and almost undetectable. They go unnoticed to others, allowing one to feel more self-assured about his/her looks while having the teeth straightened.

All age groups are seeing a significant increase in the use of transparent aligners, and youth who typically wear braces are switching to the more convenient and comfortable experience that these aligners offer.

Clear aligners are preferred by more teenagers than traditional braces for a variety of functional and aesthetic reasons. Teens' clear aligners are the magic solution that not only increases their self-esteem but also propels them painlessly and uninhibitedly in the direction of their objectives. According to Align Technology, the company behind the Invisalign brand, sales of its products for teenagers climbed from over 100,000 to over 235,000 between 2013 and 2017. Teen and tween patients at Invisalign have increased more quickly than adult patients over the past years.

Benefits of Clear Aligners

Clear aligners have an admirable track record of keeping their promises and providing an accurate picture of dental results. Through intra-oral scanning, patients are given a precise representation of their current dental condition as soon as they enter an orthodontic office. Additionally, they receive a proper post-treatment estimate, which is something that other therapy modalities cannot provide.

For adults, maintaining constricted food management is a very difficult chore, and for teenagers, it is even more difficult. The teenage years are the ideal period to eat healthily, and at this time, any dietary restrictions may impede the body's total growth. Because they don't have these limitations, clear aligners for teens have become a much more practical option in this situation.

Clear aligners are the ideal solution for teenagers who need their teeth straightened since they care a lot about how they look. They are simple to put on and almost painless, making for a far better treatment experience.

Since the 1970s, clear aligners have been used to straighten teeth, but today, they can be produced using 3-D scans that are electronically submitted to a manufacturer along with pictures, X-rays, and a complete orthodontist prescription. Depending on the complexity of the situation, the patient receives a set of successive, form-fitting, clear plastic aligner trays that, on average, shift the teeth into the appropriate position in six to 18 months.

Market Overview

According to the deep-dive market assessment study conducted by Growth Plus Reports, the global clear aligners market was pegged at ~US$ 3.2 billion in 2021. This can be attributed to the factors such as an increase in the number of people with tooth alignment issues, advancements in dental technology, and rising demand for personalized clear aligners. The key driver of this market's expansion is people's greater reluctance to receive traditional braces from an orthodontist, which has raised the adoption of transparent aligners. Since it is a more attractive and comfortable alternative to conventional metal braces for orthodontic teeth, clear aligner technology has quickly gained traction.