Byte Clear Aligners

Byte Aligners For Less Than Invisalign 

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). 

Byte Aligner Treatment Plan

There are three steps in the Byte aligners process:

1. Byte Impression Kit

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.

byte starter kit

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.

How to Take Impressions of Your Teeth

After you receive your impression kit in the mail, make sure you follow the directions carefully. Byte provides you with a detailed pamphlet with step-by-step instructions.

The process is relatively simple and takes about 45 minutes. It consists of the following steps:

After you take the first impression, repeat these steps four times. There are two top and two bottom impressions total. After you're done, place all impressions back into the impression tray box. Seal the box in the pre-paid envelope and mail it back.

Side note: refrain from touching the impression putty when removing and afterward. This can alter the impressions. Also, you may experience some palate discomfort while using the impression trays.


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If you don't have time to mail back your impressions, schedule an at-home USPS pick up.

2. Aligners & Remote Monitoring

After reviewing your teeth impressions, an 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.

The Smile Science system was created by Dr. Jon Marashi, a cosmetic dentist in Hollywood. It incorporates aesthetic precision using five points of analysis, which helps determine the best tooth placement for your unique facial structure. 

After you approve the personalized 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.

3. HyperByte® Technology

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).

hyperbyte

When used daily, the HyperByte helps reduce discomfort, improves teeth movement accuracy, and cuts treatment time in half.

How Often Can I Use The HyperByte?

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.

4. BrightByte Whitening Treatment

If you're going to be wearing aligners for 20+ hours a day, why not whiten your teeth as well? Byte includes a BrightByte system with every treatment plan. It is a 3-in-1 foam cleanser, whitener, and breath freshener.

brightbyte whitening treatment

To use the BrightByte whitening treatment, follow these steps:

  1. Brush your teeth to make sure they are clean
  2. Apply a pump of BrightByte foam into your aligner or retainer trays
  3. Spread the foam evenly to cover the inside of the aligners
  4. Put the aligners over your teeth and go about your day

5. Retainers & Aftercare

After treatment, you will receive a custom-made retainer that ensures your teeth stay in place.

byte retainers

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.

Inivisalign braces or invisible orthodontic aligner

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How Long Do You Wear Byte?

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:

  • All-Day Aligners — these aligners are worn for 22 hours a day. The average treatment length for Byte All-Day Aligners is three months, which is about 2x faster than other clear aligners. 
  • At-Night Aligners — these aligners straighten your teeth while you sleep, and are worn for 10+ hours a day. The average treatment length for Byte’s At-Night Aligners is 5 to 6 months. At-night aligners are only approved for very mild cases of misalignment. 

How Often Do You Change Byte Aligners?

With daily HyperByte use, you'll change your Byte aligners every week (with direction from your orthodontist). Remote checkups will occur every two weeks.

Does Byte Really Work?

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:

  • Jaw issues or severely misaligned teeth
  • Gum disease, cavities, or other oral health conditions that need to be treated first
  • A permanent retainer from previous orthodontic treatment
  • Dental restorations, such as dentures, dental implants, or a dental bridge

Are Byte Aligners Safe?

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. 

PROS OF BYTE ALIGNERS
  • No in-office visits
  • Remote treatment
  • Impression kit refunds to ineligible candidates
  • Support, seven days a week
  • Free online assessment
  • Payment plans available
  • Aligner-safe whitening gel (BrightByte) included 
  • Average treatment time is 2x faster than competitors
  • Hyperbyte technology is provided to speed up dental movement
  • Day or night aligners available
  • Free retainer included
  • Lifetime guarantee
CONS OF BYTE ALIGNERS
  • Can only treat minor cases of teeth misalignment
  • Higher risk for complications than braces
  • Less teeth contact accuracy than braces
  • Easier to misplace 
  • A lisp can develop when the aligners are in your mouth

Byte vs. Competitors

Byte aligners are more affordable than other aligner companies, such as Invisalign (which requires in-office treatment) and Candid aligners ($2,400). 

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 is the better choice over SmileDirectClub, Candid, and ALIGNERCO. 

If you're not sure which at-home aligner brand is best for you, read the comparisons below:

Byte vs. SmileDirectClub

Byte “All-Day Aligners” and SmileDirectClub aligners cost the same ($1,950). Byte's "At-Night Aligners" cost $2,245, which is more than Smile Direct's night aligners.

The average treatment time for Smile Direct is 4 to 6 months, while Byte typically takes between 3 and 6 months.

Byte vs. ALIGNERCO

ALIGNERCO is the most affordable at-home aligner on the market ($1145 vs. $1,895 to $2,245 for Byte). Although cost-effective, ALIGNERCO treatment takes longer than Byte. The average treatment time is between 8 and 12 months vs. 3 to 6 months for Byte.

ALIGNERCO also doesn't provide a night aligner option.

Byte vs. Candid Co

Candid Co is the most expensive at-home aligner brand ($2,400). However, they have excellent customer service and a detailed onboarding process. Byte also has responsive customer service, but the onboarding process is not as detailed.

Candid treatment takes between 6 and 12 months, and they do not offer a night aligner option.

CandidByteALIGNERCOSmileDirectClub
Best Remote MonitoringQuickest TreatmentBest Budget AlignerFirst-Ever Remote Aligner
Cost$2,400$1,895 to $2,245$1,145$1,950
Treatment Length6 to 12 months3 to 6 months8 to 12 months4 to 6 months
Payment Plan
Nighttime Aligner
In-Office Consultation Option
Ortho-Directed
RemoteMonitoring
Free Retainer
Premium Whitening Treatment
LifetimeGuarantee
Accepts HSA/FSA

How Much Does Byte Really Cost?

Byte All-Day Aligners cost $1895, and the At-Night Aligners cost $2245. The impression kit costs an additional $95. This covers all of the clear aligners, retainers, remote monitoring, and the Smile Protection Program. The retainer you'll receive to keep your teeth straight after treatment is free.


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There are other ways to pay for treatment with affirm or a bytepay™ monthly payment plan: 

All-Day Aligners

Total cost: $1895

$83/mo for 29 months
$349 down payment
100% approval with no credit impact

At-Night Aligners

Total cost: $2245

$99/mo for 29 months
$415 down payment
100% approval with no credit impact

Does Insurance Cover Byte Aligners?

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.

Our Feedback: Before You Buy

One of our writers at NewMouth ordered byte's teeth impression kit online. The process for receiving the kit was quick and easy and the package arrived intact.

Everything in the impression kit box was clearly labeled and it came with step-by-step instructions. From opening the kit to taking the impressions, the process took about 45 minutes.

Positive takeaways:

  1. The product was packaged well. The directions are also easy to follow.
  2. The impression putty is tasteless and easy to shape/mold into the trays.
  3. The impression process is quick and shouldn't take longer than 1 hour.
  4. The impressions are easy to make as long as you are providing enough pressure throughout the process.
  5. The return directions are clear and byte provides you with a pre-paid return envelope. You can also choose a pick-up option through USPS.

Negative takeaways:

  1. The impression trays can be uncomfortable. They may press against the top of your palate if you bite down too hard.
  2. There is a higher risk for error with at-home impressions. Most bad impressions are caused by not biting hard and deep enough into the putty.

What People Are Saying About Byte

The NewMouth team compiled reviews about byte from three websites. We found over 6,000 customer reviews in total. Most of the reviews are positive, while a small percentage of them are negative or somewhere in the middle.

Most of the positive reviews about byte revolve around ease of use, quick treatment time, and overall value for the money.

I love Byte! Any questions I have are a quick text or email away. I don’t have to check in with a doctor every week, just online or in a message. There’s an assistant if you need it anytime. Retainers are really easy to switch out as long as you are wearing them 24/7.

- ConsumerAffairs reviewer

It works. 11 weeks in and exceeding my expectations. I would recommend to anyone wanting to address teeth and smile without the inconvenience of braces.

- byte reviewer

Most of the negative reviews about byte pertain to the refund policy, insurance coverage, and problems with shipping.

Order not shipped by the promised date. No updates on processing. 

- BBB complaint

Byte guarantee not being honored because my box was missing some informational paperwork that said to save my aligners.

- BBB complaint

Byte® Clear Aligners
Overall
4.3
  • Overall Value
  • Customer Service
  • Affordability
  • Convenience
  • Treatment Time
  • Comfort

Summary

Byte is more affordable than other aligners on the market. They also provide 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 are the best choice.

Pros

  • Quickest treatment (3-6 months, on average)
  • Doctor-prescribed and monitored
  • Easy-to-use starter kit
  • Premium whitening treatment
  • Retainer included for FREE
  • Lifetime guarantee
  • 100% approval for financing
  • Night aligner option
  • Support available 7 days a week
 

Cons

  • Only accepts minor cases of teeth misalignment
  • Night aligners are more expensive (and take longer)
  • Slightly higher risk for complications than braces and in-office aligners

Byte Aligners: FAQs

Is Byte better than Invisalign?

Invisalign is the most well-known clear aligner brand. Treatment is monitored in-person by a dentist or orthodontist, which means it is safer than at-home clear aligner treatment. Byte aligners are safe and effective but treatment is monitored remotely.

How often do you change Byte aligners?

With daily HyperByte use, you'll change your Byte aligners every week (with direction from your orthodontist). Remote checkups will occur every two weeks.

Can you use HyperByte more than once a day?

You should only use your HyperByte for 5 minutes a day or 10 minutes a day for night aligners. 

Does Byte offer night-only aligners?

Yes, Byte offers a premium aligner system that allows you to straighten your teeth while you sleep. You'll wear the aligners for a minimum of 10 hours a day (paired with 10 minutes of the HyperByte).

Are Byte aligners right for me?

If you have mild to moderate teeth misalignment (like crowding, spacing, or tooth rotation), Byte may be an excellent option for you.

How long does Byte treatment take?

Byte treatment is quicker than most competitors. With daily HyperByte use, the average treatment time is between two and four months.

What is the minimum age requirement for Byte?

Byte's aligners treat patients who are 12 and older. If you are under 18, you'll need your parent's consent.

Can I straighten my teeth with Byte if I have a dental implant?

It’s possible. A licensed dentist at Byte will take a look at your impressions to know for sure. If you’re not a candidate, you'll get a refund for the impression kit.

Should I wear aligners if I'm pregnant?

Byte recommends waiting until you're not pregnant to begin treatment. Aligner treatment can be uncomfortable.

Resources

FAQs About Invisible Aligners. (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.byteme.com/pages/faq

Hyperbyte: The Technology Behind Faster Invisible aligner results. (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.byteme.com/pages/hyperbyte

Insurance Coverage for Our Invisible Aligners. (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.byteme.com/pages/insurance

Ke, Y., Zhu, Y., & Zhu, M. (2019, January 23). A comparison of treatment effectiveness between clear aligner and fixed appliance therapies. Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6343314/

Plans. (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.byteme.com/pages/plans

The Importance of a Perfect Smile (& How to Get it). (n.d.). Retrieved August 13, 2020, from https://www.byteme.com/pages/smile-science

Weir, T. “Clear Aligners in Orthodontic Treatment.” Wiley Online Library, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 14 Mar. 2017, onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/adj.12480, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/28297094/.

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