In a Nutshell
- Exclusive high frequency vibration device used with aligners
- Reduced discomfort with the use of HyperByte*
- 1-month supply of free whitening gel
- Doesn’t accept direct insurance payments
- Lack of dental visits means no professional treatment oversight
Byte at a Glance
Starting price: $1,895
Treatment duration: 43 months**
At-home fitting: Yes
Accepts insurance: Yes
Money back guarantee: Only covers initial $95 impression kit
Byte’s quick and convenient treatment system makes this service best for anyone with a busy lifestyle that doesn’t want to waste time and energy on months of orthodontist and dental visits. Each treatment plan is reviewed and approved by a licensed orthodontist and dentists to ensure everyone gets the treatment that best fits their specific needs.
A major perk of Byte is the option to straighten your teeth conveniently while you're asleep - with an average initial treatment plan of only 5-6 months (excluding adjustments). The At-Night Aligners are designed for people who don't have the time to pop aligners in and out during the day, using a slightly thicker material.
How Does it Work?
Getting beautiful straight teeth through Byte could hardly be easier. During Byte’s treatment plan, there’s no point at which you must visit a dentist or orthodontist’s office. That’s because you take initial impressions of your teeth at home, which then and the treatment plan created from your impressions will be reviewed by a licensed dentist, and progress will be monitored remotely. Thanks to this process, you will be able to get the perfect smile safely and conveniently, all while avoiding the crowds.
The first step is to find out whether you’re a candidate for Byte’s treatment program. This doesn’t take long at all. Simply head over to Byte’s assessment page and answer a 30-second quiz about the current state of your teeth including how much teeth crowding you have and whether you have any baby teeth left. After you’re finished, Byte will let you know if you’re eligible for its treatment system via email.
The next step is for you to take impressions of your teeth at home. To do this, you’ll need to order an impression kit. Once it arrives, all you need to do is put it in your mouth for 15 minutes and bite down. This will create a 3D impression of your teeth that you then send back to Byte for free using a pre-paid package.
After that, you have to wait for your impressions to be used to create a treatment plan, which will be reviewed by a licensed dentist. If they think you’re a good fit for Byte’s treatment, they will use Byte’s Smile Science tech to create a preview of your new smile post-treatment. If you have any questions, they can create a digital video that shows how your teeth positions are projected to change over the course of treatment.
If you’re happy with the results, you commit to the program by purchasing Byte’s aligner package which will be mailed to you after payment is made. You’ll need to wear Byte’s clear aligners for at least 22 hours per day during treatment, only taking them out to eat and drink. A less-intensive nighttime treatment schedule is also available. Average initial treatment plans are 4 months for All-day aligners and 5 months for At-night aligners (Excluding adjustments. Individual results will vary).
In addition, during treatment, you should use Byte’s HyperByte tool, which is included in every treatment kit, for 5 minutes per day. . During the treatment phase, you can also whiten your teeth with BrightByte whitening solution. All you have to do to brighten your smile is to add gel into your clear aligners before popping them in.
Over the course of your treatment, your progress will be tracked by a licensed orthodontist remotely.
After you’ve achieved that fabulous new smile, you’ll need to prevent your teeth from returning to their original positions with a retainer. Byte includes one 6-month retainer in your initial treatment package, and all you have to do is put it in at night to hold your teeth in their awesome new position.
You can pay for Byte in a simple 1-time payment or spread the cost out over 32 months through bytepay. The best thing about bytepay is that it has a 100% approval rate. Of course, bytepay is a more expensive option overall as you’ll end up paying around $2,869. Alternatively, you can pay for Byte using cost spreading tools like Splitit or insurance accounts including CareCredit, HSA, or FSA.
Are you in full or part-time higher education? Then you’ll be glad to know that Byte has a student discount program for both college and graduate students. Exact pricing information about how much this discount is worth isn’t available online, so you’ll have to email the Byte team if you’d like to find out more. Veterans, active members of the military, and first responders can also get a discount on Bytes invisible braces.
What You Get
You get a lot of cool things in the Byte treatment package, but most important are the clear aligners which are custom-made to fit your teeth according to the impressions you sent to Byte prior to starting the program. In fact, you get a whole range of clear plastic aligners with one to match each week of your program. The idea is that once your teeth have been moved slightly by one aligner, you move on to the next.
But, of course, Byte’s HyperByte tool is the star of the Byte treatment package. This is formed from a flat C-shaped mouthpiece and features high frequency vibration (HFV) technology. The HFV technology may help not only speed up tooth movement, but also reduce discomfort associated with clear aligner therapy***
The FDA has given the HyperByte clearance to be used on your first day of treatment. Its mouthpiece is made of super soft material for your comfort and it communicates through easy to understand LED notifications. These tell you about the HyperByte’s charge status and when to stop treatment.
Also included in the box is BrightByte whitening gel, a post-treatment retainer, a handy carrying case to store your aligner in, plus one month’s supply of whitening gel is included for free.
Byte has 2 distinct guarantee policies for its clear brace services. Its “No Risk Guarantee” applies to the initial $95 impression kit fee. You’ll only get your money back if Byte’s doctors believe you aren’t a good candidate for its service.
The second guarantee is Byte’s “Byte for life” scheme. Essentially, Byte promises to fix your smile post-treatment forever, and for free, if your teeth move out of alignment. To qualify, you must stick to Byte’s recommended treatment scheme. Details can be found on Byte's website.
If you have a dental insurance plan that includes orthodontic coverage, or you have a health savings account you can use to pay, you may be able to save even more on the already affordable plans. To find out, you don't even have to talk to your insurance yourself. Just provide Byte with your insurance card details, and they will do a free coverage check.
When it comes to customer support, Byte really stands out from other clear brace providers. After sign up, a personal care advisor will walk you through every step of the process and be available to help you personally throughout the entire Byte journey.
For more general customer service, you can get in touch over the phone during standard Pacific Time working hours. Byte customer agents are also available by social media and email.
“I saw dramatic results within 3 weeks. I would definitely recommend it.”
“My experience has been great! I wish I hadn’t waited as long as I did to get started. As an adult who had never had braces before I wasn’t sure what to expect. The process was easy and customer service was very helpful. Six weeks in and my smile is improving noticeably! Thank you Byte for my brighter and whiter smile!”
“So excited! I Received my Byte kit yesterday. I am so impressed! The packaging Is beautiful and the instructions were so easy to understand. I wore them last night and this morning already felt a difference. Can't wait to see the results.”
"After my treatment with Byte, I get noticed and people go out of their way to comment on my smile."
Byte is one of the best clear brace companies for anyone who wants a rapid treatment that leaves them with the smile of their dreams. The convenience of Byte’s package is great as everything can be done from your own home—you don’t even have to set foot in a doctor’s office once, and avoiding the crowds is a serious plus in times of the COVID pandemic.
*Preliminary clinical studies of small groups of users have shown that daily recommended use of a high-frequency seating device functionally equivalent to HyperByte with clear aligners may have this effect. Individual results may vary. **Based on initial All-day aligner treatment plans excluding adjustments ***Preliminary clinical studies of small groups of users have shown that daily recommended use of a high-frequency seating device functionally equivalent to HyperByte with clear aligners may have this effect. Individual results may vary.