Byte Review

Last Updated: June 2024

Byte
5,253 reviews on 3 websites

byte® is a teledentistry invisible teeth aligner company that believes everyone deserves to own their smile. Their product is designed for those who would benefit from mild to moderate teeth alignment without the hassles of visiting a dental professional in-person. Headquartered in Los Angeles, byte has built a network of 200+ board certified orthodontists and dentists across the United States who can prescribe and fully manage the teeth alignment process remotely.

Celebrity dentist Dr. Jon Marashi developed the Smile Science technology that would become the centerpiece of byte. This proprietary technology combines medical-grade aligners with the HyperByte® High-Frequency Vibration (HFV) to slash straightening time by as much as half.

Good Candidates for byte's HyperByte System

A good candidate for the byte alignment system needs mild to moderate alignment and understands that it may take 3 months or more to achieve their desired smile. Customers who have had their wisdom teeth removed within the last six weeks or have dental implants or missing teeth may or may not be a good candidate. Whether or not you are a good candidate for byte can be determined by one of byte's licensed teledentistry professionals after an at-home mouth impression kit is completed and analyzed.

Below are before and after pictures of some satisfied Byte customers.


In-Person Services for Those Who Need It

While most teeth straightening can be achieved 100% remotely, byte offers in-person services as well. These in-person services include tooth extraction, repairing chipped teeth, dental implants, and other similar services for those who need it.

100% Remote Alignment for Most

In most cases, the process begins with an at-home impression kit that the company ships to you along with free return shipping. You follow the easy-to-understand instructions to take your impression. After you ship your impression back to the company, it takes approximately 4-6 weeks to get your new medical-grade, BPA-free, nearly invisible, polymer film, tear-resistant, stain-resistant aligner in the mail.

If your byte doctor determines that you’re not a good candidate, they will completely refund the impression costs, so you pay nothing at all.

Two Primary Ways to Straighten

The two primary invisible alignment options include:

All-Day Aligners

  • Average treatment time of 3-4 months
  • Wear for 22 hours/day, only removing to eat and drink
  • Sets of aligners are switched out weekly
  • Includes carrying case, BrightByte cleaning and whitening solution, and a HyperByte device

All-Night Aligners

  • Average treatment time of 4-6 months
  • Wear for a continuous 10 hours/day
  • Sets of aligners are switched out bi-weekly
  • Includes carrying case, BrightByte cleaning and whitening solution, and a HyperByte device

Your doctor will track your progress using a 100% remote monitoring technology. You can get your final result in as few as two months, depending on your personalized treatment plan. This is half the time needed with competitors.

Fast Results

Byte patients experience an average treatment time of 3-4 months, thanks to the HyperByte’s High-Frequency Vibration technology ($699 Value). This device uses micropulses to gently encourage the teeth to move as the aligner directs them. Depending on the recommendations of your doctor, you’ll need to apply the HyperByte device:

  • 5 or more minutes a day for All-Day
  • 10 minutes or more for At-Night

During the program, you'll go through several sets of aligners that you wear for about 1 week before moving onto the next set after your teeth move slightly. Your fully personalized treatment plan determines how many sets you will need to complete the alignment program. You will check in with your doctor monthly and upload your progress regularly for monitoring.

Once your teeth have straightened, you get a free retainer to maintain your new smile. Byte also guarantees its work for life, so if your teeth move after treatment, they will pay to realign them. Most companies charge for retainers and don't offer a lifetime guarantee on their work. Byte offers 24/7 support for consumers, so day or night, whatever you need, you can communicate with a real person at byte.

What it Costs

With bytepay, your payments are spread across 29 months with a reasonable up-front deposit, as follows:

Type

Deposit

Monthly Cost

Term

Total Paid

All-Day Aligner

$349

$83

29 mo

$1,895

At-Night Aligner

$449

$99

29 mo

$2,295


byte has a 100% approval rate for their bytepay program, so credit issues do not have to prevent you from achieving your new smile. You can also choose a one-time payment if you'd rather not spread it out. Military discounts of $150 and a refer-a-friend discount of $100 are available.

Your Insurance company may pay for some of your treatment. At the start of your program, you'll send your insurance information to byte. They'll provide the necessary documentation to your company to determine how much they may pay. If your insurance works on a reimbursement basis, then a Byte Insurance Specialist can assist in that process.

You may also be able to use your Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Account (HSA) to lower the overall cost of treatment by taking advantage of the tax-saving attributes of these two accounts. 

Insurance companies byte works with directly:

  • Anthem/Blue Cross
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross
  • Empire Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Guardian

Setting Up an Appointment

To get started, you will first take byte’s online candidacy quiz, where you select whether you prefer the All-Day or At-Night treatment option. You will then order your home impression kit, which does not obligate you to move forward with teeth straightening. Once you’ve sent back your impressions, a dental professional from byte’s network will review them and create a personalized treatment plan. Once the plan is finished, all you’ll need to do is give your approval before ordering your aligner kit. You will not schedule a teledentistry appointment until your impressions have been reviewed by your byte doctor.

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