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Byte® is a brand of “at-home” clear aligners, also called invisible braces, which are a removable and transparent alternative to traditional braces. At-home clear aligners are monitored remotely by qualified orthodontists.
Patients do not have to visit their orthodontist in-person for check-ups and progress scans throughout the treatment process. Instead, they connect with an orthodontist via teledentistry services (online).
Clear aligners can also be removed at any time, making it easier to brush and floss between your teeth. Unlike metal braces with wires, the aligners are barely visible when they are in your mouth.
Byte aligners can treat minor overbites, underbites, crowded teeth, and gapped teeth. Severely misaligned teeth will require braces, headgear (children only), or surgery (for jaw issues).
There are three steps in the Byte aligners process:
The first step: order an impression kit on the Byte website.
After receiving the aligner kit in the mail, you will take your teeth impressions using the impression tray, smile stretcher, and putty.
Then, send the impressions back to the orthodontist using the return shipping box provided. Shipping is completely free.
If you are not a candidate for Byte aligners, you will get a full refund for the impression kit. If you are a candidate, there is no obligation to purchase the aligners.
Byte uses the Smile Science system. It was created by Dr. Jon Marashi, a cosmetic dentist in Hollywood.
Smile Science incorporates aesthetic precision using five points of analysis, which helps determine the best tooth placement for your unique facial structure.
After reviewing your teeth impressions, the orthodontist will create a customized treatment plan using a fully interactive 3D model and the Smile Science system. This appointment is 100% remote, which means you do not have to visit them in-person.
After you approve the treatment plan, Byte will deliver the aligners (with step-by-step instructions) straight to your door. The custom set of invisible aligners move your teeth safely, a little at a time. After one set of aligners is worn for a week, you’ll move onto the next set. This cycle continues until your new smile is achieved.
You’ll also have remote check-ins with your orthodontist throughout treatment to ensure your teeth are moving correctly.
As a Byte customer, you’ll also receive the Hyperbyte®, an FDA-cleared dental movement acceleration device.
This device safely straightens teeth 2x faster than other aligners with HFV (high frequency vibration).
When used daily, the Hyperbyte helps reduce discomfort, improves teeth movement accuracy, and cuts treatment time in half. You only have to wear it for 5 minutes per day (10 minutes per day for night aligners).
If your new smile moves out of alignment during treatment, Byte will help get it back for free.
After treatment, you will receive a custom-made retainer that ensures your teeth stay in place.
Unlike many other aligner companies, Byte provides retainers at no additional cost. The retainers are made for comfortable overnight wear. They also include a teeth whitening foam (BrightByte) and carrying case.
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Braces can take up to 24 months to straighten your teeth. Byte aligners can straighten your teeth in 3 to 6 months with daily Hyperbyte use (a teeth movement acceleration device).
The treatment length will vary depending on the type of Byte aligner you choose:
Clear aligners have been around for more than 20 years. With advancements in 3D modeling, video conferencing technology, and digital cameras, creating an at-home clear aligner treatment plan is safer and more effective than ever.
However, it is important to remember that not everyone is eligible for clear aligners. For example, if you have:
Yes, Byte treatment is safe and effective. They have an extensive network of board-certified doctors and orthodontists who oversee each treatment plan.
The same doctor or orthodontist who creates your aligner plan also tracks your teeth straightening progress from start to finish. This ensures you get high quality, personalized care throughout the treatment process.
Keep in mind that direct-to-consumer clear aligners are monitored remotely. There is a slightly higher risk for complications to occur. Orthodontic treatment is less predictable without in-person office visits. However, when monitored closely by a specialist, at-home aligner treatment is effective and safe.
Byte “All-Day Aligners” and Smile Direct Club aligners cost the same ($1895). However, Byte aligners are more affordable than other aligner companies, such as Invisalign (which requires in-office treatment) and Candid aligners ($2400).
Byte also provides every patient with a “Hyperbyte,” which can straighten teeth 2x faster using HFV (high frequency vibration). If you are looking to straighten your teeth quickly, Byte aligners may be the better choice over Smile Direct.
Byte’s All-Day Aligners cost $1895, and the At-Night Aligners cost $2245. This covers all of the clear aligners, retainers, remote monitoring, and the Smile Protection Program.
There are other ways to pay for treatment with affirm or a bytepay™ monthly payment plan:
Total cost: $1895
$83/mo for 29 months
$349 down payment
100% approval with no credit impact
Total cost: $2245
$98/mo for 29 months
$415 down payment
100% approval with no credit impact
Byte aligners may be covered by insurance if your plan provides orthodontic benefits. You will be reimbursed directly from your insurance company.
Byte can provide you with the forms you need to file the claim with your insurance company. However, they will not accept direct payments from your provider. Visit byteme.com to see if you qualify.
You can also use your HSA or FSA to pay for the impression kit, aligner system, Hyperbyte, and retainers.
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