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Byte and Invisalign are both well-known aligner brands that can replace traditional braces. They offer a similar orthodontic treatment but differ in a few factors, including:
Byte offers fully remote treatment, costs much less than Invisalign, and works best for mild cases of teeth misalignment. It's also known for its fast treatment times.
On the other hand, Invisalign treatment is comprehensive and monitors all treatments in person. It can treat a variety of conditions, but it's more expensive than Byte and treatment can take longer to complete.
|Treatment Time||All-Day: 3 to 4 months At-Night: 5 to 6 months||12 to 18 months|
|Cost||All-Day: $1,999 |
|Finance Options||All-Day: $249 down, $74/month for 32 months At-Night: $299 down, $88/month for 32 months||Varies depending on the provider|
|Ways to begin treatment||Impression kit||Digital scan at in-person studio (some providers still use impressions)|
|Night aligners (unsafe option)||Yes||No|
Part of the reason for this is that Byte treats less severe or less complicated teeth alignment issues than Invisalign.
Invisalign is an in-office aligner, which means more visits to the dentist or orthodontist. Regular visits also reduce the chance of errors, but it can be inconvenient for some people.
With Byte, on the other hand, treatment is monitored remotely. While less predictable without regular in-person office visits, remote treatment is generally safe and effective for mild cases of teeth misalignment.
Invisalign can be expensive, so many consumers consider alternatives such as Byte.
Byte daytime aligners cost $1,999, and there are financing options available as well. There are also payment plans available with Invisalign.
Part of the reason clear aligner treatment with Invisalign is more expensive is that it can treat more teeth alignment issues than Byte. Invisalign can fix minor-to-severe alignment issues (in some cases, it’s even a better option than braces).
Byte can only address limited issues. This is because Byte aligners only move your top six and bottom six teeth. These teeth, also known as the “Social 6” or “Social 12,” are the teeth most people see.
For those who find daytime aligners inconvenient, Byte offers a nighttime aligner option. Rather than 22 hours per day with Invisalign, you wear them for 10 hours per night.
Byte is an at-home aligner company known for its affordable cost and fast treatment times. It All-Day Aligners cost $1,999 and at the average treatment time lasts 3 to 4 months, making it among the quickest of any aligner brand.
Byte is also known for its strong customer service. Customers have access to Byte’s customer service team seven days a week.
The overwhelming majority of over 1,300 Byte reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com are positive. Reviews praise Byte’s customer service, affordability, and convenient treatment.
The key to Byte's fast turnaround is the HyperByte, which uses high-frequency vibrations. It is included in all treatment plans.
Byte claims that using this device for 5 minutes daily helps move your teeth faster. However, no scientific proof of the safety and efficacy of moving teeth quickly exists. Teeth realignment requires precise and accurate movement.
Read our review of the Hyperbyte.
Here’s how to get started with Byte aligner treatment:
Invisalign is a favorite of dental professionals and customers alike. It currently leads the clear aligner market.
In addition to being medically safe, Invisalign aligners are also comfortable. They're trimmed to contour snugly along your gum line, which makes them less irritating than other aligners.
The average treatment time with Invisalign is between 12 to 18 months. However, it can be as short as 6 months or as long as 24 months, depending on the severity of the teeth alignment issues.
The price also varies, ranging anywhere from $3,000 to $8,000. It will depend on the provider’s location, your treatment length, and other factors.
Invisalign treatment works a little bit differently than Byte.
This is the treatment process:
Here's what customers are saying about Invisalign:
The right aligner depends on several factors:
If you only have a minor level of malocclusion (such as crowded teeth) or have a busy schedule, Byte may be a good option for you. Byte’s relatively low cost makes it attractive for those who don’t want to spend much on treatment.
Invisalign could be a better choice if you have more severe issues (such as a crossbite) or simply want more personalized and precise care.
You should speak to a dental professional about which treatment option is right for you.
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