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How Much Is Byte Aligner Treatment?

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Byte Overview

Byte is an at-home clear aligner company known for its affordability and quick treatment times. Its aligners are a convenient alternative to braces and Invisalign for mild cases of malocclusion (bite issues).

These issues include:

  • Crowded teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Rotated teeth

Byte treatment takes 4 to 6 months on average. However, Byte claims many cases can resolve in closer to 4 months. This is faster than other at-home aligner brands and much faster than Invisalign. 

Learn more about Byte treatment time.

The key to this promise is the HyperByte device, which uses high-frequency vibrations to move teeth. Byte claims using the HyperByte for just 5 minutes per day can speed treatment up by 64%.

Teeth realignment requires precise and accurate movement. Read our review of the Hyperbyte.

Byte is also known for its strong customer reviews

Of the over 1,300 Byte reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com, most are overwhelmingly positive. Reviews praise Byte’s strong customer support, convenient treatment, and economical price.

How Byte Works

Because it’s an at-home aligner brand, Byte treatment is completely remote. Simply order an impression kit to get started. 


Here’s how the Byte process works:

  1. Go to Byte's website. There you'll take a short quiz, which will ask you questions about what kind of teeth alignment issues you have.
  2. Decide which kind of aligner you want. Byte offers two options: All-Day or At-Night aligners. Because the evidence regarding the safety and efficacy of night aligners is currently unclear, NewMouth recommends the All-Day option.
  3. Enter your shipping address and payment information to receive your Byte impression kit.
  4. Once you receive your kit in the mail, you’ll find step-by-step instructions for taking impressions. Follow them and mail the impressions back.
  5. A Byte dental professional will review your impressions to determine if you are a suitable candidate for treatment. If they approve you, they’ll create and send a customized treatment plan and series of aligners for you. If they do not approve you for treatment, your money will be refunded.
  6. You’ll wear each aligner in the series for two weeks (with the HyperByte, it’s every week). At the end of treatment, the final aligner will double as a retainer.

How Much is Byte Without Insurance?

The cost of Byte treatment depends mainly on which aligner you choose.

Byte has two different aligners to choose from:

  1. All-Day Aligners ($1,895) — if you wear these for 22 hours per day (only removing them to eat, drink, brush, or floss), the average treatment time is around 4 to 6 months.
  2. At-Night Aligners ($2,295) — these are designed to be worn while you sleep. Because they're only worn 10 hours per night, the average treatment time is longer at around 5 to 6 months.

Both options include the clear aligners, HyperByte, BrightByte (a whitening treatment), and remote monitoring.

Byte is quite affordable compared to more traditional orthodontic treatments like Invisalign or metal braces, both of which cost up to $8,000. 

Byte is also affordable relative to other at-home aligners. Byte costs significantly less than Candid and even budget-friendly brands like SmileDirectClub.

Read a more in-depth comparison of Byte and SmileDirectClub.

Additional Byte Costs

The clear aligners, which are included in treatment plans, will be the bulk of the cost for Byte. 

Other costs may include:

Additional Aligners or Retainers

The cost for replacing any Byte aligners or retainers that are lost or stolen is $129. If you purchase the Byte Protection Plan, Byte will provide any replacements free of charge. 

As part of Byte’s Byte for Life Guarantee, extra aligners are provided for any post-treatment issues.

Byte Impression Kit

To begin treatment, you need to first take impressions of your teeth. A Byte impression kit costs $95. 

If you are ineligible for Byte treatment, this cost will be refunded to you, with no obligation to purchase the aligners.

Byte Protection Plan

With the purchase of a protection plan, any lost or stolen retainers will be replaced for no extra cost. 

The protection plan costs $649 for the daytime aligners and $779 for the nighttime aligners. The plan lasts for five years.

Does Insurance Cover Byte?

Your insurance may cover Byte if it includes orthodontic benefits, but you’ll have to apply for reimbursement. 

Byte will provide the paperwork to do this. They won’t, however, accept direct payments from your insurer. You can visit byteme.com to see if you qualify.

Byte Payment Options

Here are  alternative ways to pay for Byte treatment:

HSA/FSA

You can use your HSA or FSA debit card to pay for any Byte products or treatment. Your insurance may reimburse you for a portion of the expenses. 

You can also split the cost of treatment between your insurance and your HSA or FSA card.

BytePay

This is a monthly payment plan with a 100% approval rate. A credit check is not required. 

With a $249 down payment, you can start treatment with Byte’s All-Day Aligners. You’ll then make 32 monthly payments for a total of $2,869.

Byte Costs vs. Other Clear Aligner Brands

Here’s how the cost of Byte compares with other clear aligner companies:

Byte vs Invisalign

Invisalign can cost up to $8,000, making it significantly more expensive than Byte. Invisalign offers various payment plans depending on your provider.

Byte vs Candid

Candid costs more than Byte. The average cost for Candid treatment is $3,300, and this can vary depending on the provider.

The reason for this is because Candid has a hybrid treatment model that mixes in-office visits with remote monitoring.

Byte vs. ALIGNERCO

Byte costs slightly more than ALIGNERCO. ALIGNERCO treatment totals to $1,145, making it the most affordable at-home aligner on the market. 

They also offer the ability to pay in installments ranging from $81 to $95 per month.

Byte vs. NewSmile

NewSmile is another budget-friendly aligner company. Treatment with NewSmile costs $1,245 or $74 per month with a payment plan. 

Byte vs SmileDirectClub

Treatment with SmileDirectClub (SDC) costs $1,950, which is slightly more expensive than Byte’s $1,895 cost. With SmilePay, SDC treatment is $89 per month.

What Are People Saying About Byte?

Byte reviews are overwhelmingly positive on various customer review sites. 

Of the over 3,000 Byte reviews on ConsumerAffairs.com, most give the company high marks for its customer service and affordability.

I've been considering fixing my smile for about 10 years. When I turned 50, I finally went for it. I'm so glad I have! It's been a great experience so far. I'm about 2 months in to the process. Byte has been highly responsive and communicative. 

Consumer Affairs reviewer

I have disliked my teeth and smile my whole life. I am truly happy with the transformation I have gotten from Byte. The staff has been a great help with any and all concerns I have had. Definitely recommend to anyone.

Consumer Affairs reviewer

Common themes among negative reviews include a lack of communication after starting treatment and issues with teeth straightening.

I have the night aligners. I've had to go back twice because a week is not long enough for my teeth to move. I believe my progress would have been quicker if I had done the daily as I have had to double the time I wear my aligners. It's hard not having more accountability other than an email here or there. Other than that, customer service has been great when I am in contact with them.

Consumer Affairs reviewer

Is Byte Worth the Money?

When considering clear aligner treatment, it’s important to understand the difference between at-home brands like Byte and in-office brands like Invisalign

If you only have mild teeth alignment issues, Byte is a good choice. 

Having realistic expectations at the outset will help ensure your satisfaction after treatment.

Last updated on April 17, 2022
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Last updated on April 17, 2022
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