Traditional metal braces, step aside. There's a new option for straighter teeth — and it doesn't involve regular visits to the dentist or metal wires in your mouth.
Invisible braces are creating a new mold - literally. Instead of making an appointment with your dentist or orthodontist, you purchase an invisible braces kit that comes with putty you mold to the shape of your teeth You send that mold to your invisible braces provider, and they will custom make various clear aligner trays you wear and change every few weeks. These byte teeth aligners will straighten your teeth over time.
As invisible braces become more popular, several companies are popping up in the market. One of the companies at the forefront of the competition is byte.
We know it can be difficult to choose a healthcare professional, especially one that's involved in improving something as personal as your smile. In this article, we'll break down byte's offerings and tell you everything you need to know about the provider and its invisible braces process, so you can decide if it's the right fit for you.
byte has an easy-to-follow process. The company walks you through each step and if you have any questions along the way, byte's customer service will assist you with whatever you need.
First, you purchase your byte impression kit, priced at $95. Byte sends you the impression kit with a pre-paid package you will send back to them once you take molds of your teeth. The impression kit process takes less than 20-30 minutes.
Here's an unboxing video of byte's impression kit that covers what's included in the impression kit, how to place the putty in the impression trays, how to take impressions of your teeth, and overall thoughts about the process from a real byte customer. As you can see in the video, it's a straightforward procedure that isn't difficult or painful.
Below is a picture of byte's impression kit and everything that comes with it: molding trays, gloves, a cheek stretcher, and molding putty. Pictured on the right is another example of the molding process in action.
Once you send in your impression kit, a licensed orthodontist reviews your teeth molds and either approves you for byte's services or determines you aren't eligible. If you are ineligible, the company will refund 100 percent of your money.
If you are approved for byte's services, your assigned orthodontist reviews your case and creates a custom treatment plan for you. This includes a message from the orthodontist explaining the process and a 3D preview of what your teeth will look like following your byte treatment plan.
Once your byte treatment plan is created, you'll need to decide which payment plan you prefer. You can choose between a one-time upfront payment, or you have the option to pay a down payment and opt for a monthly fee for 25 months (we explain byte's pricing in detail below). byte will then send your custom-made aligners you will wear and cycle through for the length of your treatment plan. It takes about four weeks to receive your aligners.
Pictured below is a set of byte's aligners. byte sends all of your aligners at the same time and labels each set so you know which aligners to wear in what order. With regular check-ins, your assigned orthodontist will track the progress of your teeth and will let you know as soon as you are ready to move onto the next pair of aligners. As you can see in the picture on the right, the aligners are clear and barely noticeable once put on your teeth.
byte's treatment plan is half the time of competing brands. Most invisible braces treatments take an average of six months, while byte's process takes around three months. For some customers, treatment time can even be as little as two months. byte is able to quicken the process by using what it calls HyperByte. HyperByte functions on high-frequency vibrations that send soft micropulses through the roots of your teeth straight to the bone. According to byte, this process increases the rate of tooth movement by 64 percent and dramatically reduces discomfort.
You only need to use HyperByte five minutes per day to achieve the desired results. Pictured below on the left is the HyperByte device, the box it comes in, and the cord you use to charge it. You can use the HyperByte anywhere since it is cordless and just needs to be charged via a USB port.
On the right is the HyperByte in action; it's a simple process, and the HyperByte is easy to use. All you need to do is put on your aligners, place the HyperByte in your mouth, and press the button on the upper side of the device. It has an internal timer so once the five minutes are up, the HyperByte will automatically turn off.
Many invisible braces companies also offer teeth whitening products. However, most often the teeth whitening treatment is a separate process requiring additional effort. With byte, you can simultaneously whiten your teeth while wearing your aligners. All you do is spray the BrightByte whitening foam into your aligners and place the aligners on your teeth. This will clean your aligners, whiten your teeth, freshen your breath, and straighten your teeth all at the same time. byte's teeth whitening is also much cheaper than regular teeth whitening, which costs around $650 per treatment. byte's teeth whitening is included in your treatment and is completely free.
Pictured below on the left is the byte box your portable aligner holder comes in as well as the BrightByte. The BrightByte comes in a convenient, lightweight bottle you can take with you anywhere.
Pictured on the right is a demonstration of the BrightByte teeth whitener application. It is a white foam at first, but once you put your aligners on, it will turn clear and will be unnoticeable while it whitens your teeth and simultaneously cleans your aligners.
To ensure your teeth stay in place after treatment, byte will give you one set of medical grade retainers for free. You'll wear the retainer for the first two weeks following treatment and when that time is up, you only have to wear the retainer at night. You can purchase additional retainers for $99 each if you wish to do so.
byte has two pricing plans to choose from: a one-time payment of $1,895 or its bytepay™ payment option, which is 25 monthly payments of $83 with a $249 deposit. Both of these payment options include the full aligner treatment system.
In addition to the overall cost, you need to purchase byte's impression kit that is priced at $95. This impression kit includes the putty and the other accessories you'll need to make your teeth mold. You send the molds back to byte with the pre-paid box once completed.
Highlight: byte offers a money-back guarantee and flexible payment options.
byte's pricing structure includes a 100 percent refund if you aren't eligible for the company's services, and the company accepts HSA, FSA, and CareCredit.
Compared to other invisible braces providers that charge more than $3,500 for their services, byte's pricing is definitely one of the more affordable options.
Once you send in your teeth impressions, fill out your consent form, and upload your photos, byte will send your aligners in approximately four weeks. Shipping is also free, so customers don't have to worry about paying shipping costs.
If your teeth move out of place any time after your treatment, byte will help you through the invisible braces process again completely free of charge. However, to qualify, you'll need to show that you correctly followed your treatment process and retainer use after treatment.
This guarantee only covers the teeth that were originally in your treatment plan. Teeth that are affected by outside circumstances, like accident or injury, will not be covered.
As long as you have all of your adult teeth and are 12 years or older, you may be eligible for byte's services. However, if you are under 18, you'll need parental consent to undergo byte's invisible braces process.
Now that you understand byte's process and offerings, we can tell you how customers feel about the invisible braces provider. With impressive customer reviews, byte ranks #1 on our invisible braces list. Out of hundreds of reviews, more than 90 percent of byte's reviews are 4 or 5 stars.
When we delved into byte reviews, we found some recurring themes in the feedback. We'll list the common feedback below as well as break it down so you know exactly what customers appreciate about byte.
Although everyone's teeth are different, most byte reviews note that the process yields quick results. With byte's process typically taking half the time than that of other invisible braces options, byte customers appreciate noticing quick results. Customers saw results much more quickly than when compared to other competitors on the market.
Customer Review: Pheonah from Albany, NY
I love byte’s customer service. It’s second to none! The treatment also really works. I can see changes in my teeth after 7 weeks of treatment. It’s simply awesome.
Customer Review: David from Church Hill, TN
I have been wearing my aligners for 2 weeks and can already see a difference.
Customer Review: Jeanine from Salem, OR
I love how easy it was to get started and at 5 weeks in I started seeing noticeable results! I’m so excited to see what the final results!!
Customer Review: Mara
I’ve only been using byte for two weeks and what a difference it has made on my teeth already! I can’t wait to see what happens next. Definitely smiling a lot more now! Thank you byte
The invisible braces process may not be completely pain-free, but byte tries to make it as painless as possible. With the help of the HyperByte, you shouldn't experience significant pain. In fact, the majority of byte reviews note that the HyperByte made the aligners more comfortable and helped immensely with pain relief, while also sped up the invisible braces process.
Customer Review: Jennifer
Joining Byte was the best decision! After 6 weeks, my teeth are already almost completely straight. The hyperbyte is unlnike any other! It not only speeds up the process, it cuts the pain way down. Plus, Byte has always been on top of any question or concern I have, no issue is too small. Byte is awesome!
Customer Review: Kiara from Miami, FL
My experience with byte so far has been amazing. I’m 4 weeks in and I already feel and see a difference. The hyperbyte tool makes the aligners feel more comfortable as the days go by
Customer Review: Cecilia Griggs from Chicago, IL
I really recommend byte. The costumer service is great, the product is really well made, and hyperbyte is amazing and really helps reduce the pain!
Customer Review: Cassie from Hallettsville, TX
I finally feel like my self esteems is coming back for the first time in years! Byte has given that back to me. Customer service is caring and courteous. I love having the hyperbyte, because it has helped settle my teeth comfortably. The byte process is the only one I’ll recommend.
Quality customer service is always something consumers look for in a company but with invisible braces being somewhat of a do-it-yourself process, customer service should be weighted even more heavily. You want to ensure your provider is responsive and willing to assist you every step of the way. If you have any issues and the company doesn't have customer service you can rely on, the entire invisible braces process could be dragged out and become more effort than it's worth.
When reading through byte's customer service reviews, consumers were more than satisfied with the company's performance. From the beginning stages of the treatment proces all the way to the end, customer reviews note that byte's customer service was always impressive, with its staff continually checking in and giving step-by-step treatment assistance.
As evidenced in the first review below, we especially liked that byte communicates through text message and email, in addition to phone calls, for busy people who prefer those types of communication. Not many companies have this flexibility.
Customer Review: Shannon from Arlington, VA
The customer service is above and beyond. I have wanted invisible aligners for some time now and after much research and deliberation, I decided upon Byte. I am SO happy I did! :) They are more than welcoming, helpful, and supportive through the entire process of enhancing your smile. I LOVE the ease of navigation on their website, as well as constant communication via text message and email to ensure all your questions are answered and your needs are met. I am currently on week 4 of 15 and loving the results that I am seeing already. :) Thank you Byte! I cannot wait for the end results!
Customer Review: Liberty from San Diego, CA
Loving byte so far! Their customer service is excellent and responsive. They have addressed and continue to address any questions or issues I have with my dental treatment and with my insurance reimbursement. They were able to successfully get me my reimbursement check making my dental plan even more affordable. I am very happy with the customer service from Byte. I can’t wait for my treatment to be complete and to enjoy my new smile! :)
Customer Review: Karen from Los Angeles, CA
Byte folks walk with me thru the entire process. It’s easy, affordable and will be successful. I can’t wait to see my new smile! Highly recommend Byte!
Customer Review: Tessa from Manasquan, NJ
I have been using byte for a couple months now and I have hit a few bumps along the way. Just little things like the braces not fitting as well as intended and I had to reach out about remedying the situation and the customer service I have received has been stellar. They are always there to help and willing to work with my needs! Highly recommend using byte for the comforting fact that you know they will be on your side in helping you achieve the smile you want!
Traditional metal braces are expensive, averaging close to $5,000, and that's why many people are turning to the more affordable option of invisible braces. However, many invisible braces companies can still be quite costly, so customers want to know they're getting the most affordable option while still receiving quality treatment.
With a high-quality product and service, byte is still one of the most affordable invisible braces options out there. Numerous reviews mention that byte's prices are competitive, if not unbeatable.
Customer Review: BethAnn from Shelton, CT
I've been using aligners for about 8 months now and my teeth are whiter and straighter. I get so many compliments that I have a beautiful smile! I like that the aligners are invisible and I can eat whatever I want.
Customer Review: Monica from Houston, TX
My teeth look awesome and it’s all because of Byte. Their customer service is second to none and the price is unbeatable!
Customer Review: Bethzaida from Staunton, VA
This is an amazing product and gives you fast results and the prices are great for the results you get!
Customer Review: Jeana from Newport Coast, CA
Byte is the Best! The entire process is done online and through the mail so I don't have to leave work and go to a dentist office. Their pricing is competitive with the other companies and they rate the best service and results. Very happy with BYTE
why many people are turning to the more affordable option of invisible braces. However, many invisible braces companies can still be quite costly, so customers want to know they're getting the most affordable option while still receiving quality treatment.
With a high-quality product and service, byte is still one of the most affordable invisible braces options out there. Numerous reviews mention that byte's prices are competitive, if not unbeatable.
Customer Review: Jared from Hampton Bays, NY
Great Customer Service, Easy Impression Kit, Fast turn around on Computer 3D Modeled treatment imaging, Aligners arrived in 3 weeks, priced right, easy to apply with minimal discomfort. Did I mention Great Customer Service? VERY Happy Customer!
Customer Review: Matco from Kapolei, HI
Top notch product and support! They reply quick via email and answered all my questions. Shipping is fast and the product is really well designed and packaged. They literally thought of it all. Couldn't be happier. The cherry on top is the fact that this is 1/3 the price of braces (actually, less than 1/3!).
Customer Review: Heather from Riverside, CA
Byte has been great so far and they have excellent customer service! I just started my treatment and I could not be more excited! The whole process has been quick and simple to get started and I got my aligners weeks before they were expected to finish! I highly recommended using Byte!
Customer Review: Crysta from Plano, TX
Great customer service, quick turnaround after impression kit submission, great treatment plan display, and easy payment options that make straightening your teeth affordable to anyone! I'm so happy I chose Byte. Tomorrow I'll be on week 6/15!
For any do-it-yourself process, you want it to be simple and straightforward so you don't hit snags along the way. The more reviews we read, the more we found that customers loved the simplicity of byte's invisible braces kit and overall process.
Once the impression kit is sent back to byte, the company makes your treatment plan and sends you your aligners. Then customers simply follow the instructions of when to wear and clean the aligners, as well as when to use the HyperByte tool.
With such a simple treatment plan and continual check-ins from the company, customers noted in their reviews that they would recommend byte to friends because of how uncomplicated the process is.
Customer Review: Casey S. from Fairbanks, AK
8/17 weeks into my treatment and I have no complaints so far. I can feel my teeth shifting and starting to see a difference. Customer service is quick to respond and even checks in from time to time if they haven’t heard from you. The aligners are comfortable and the bryte byte doesn’t irritate my gums like most whitening products. Impressions were easy and I really love the 3D treatment viewer. I would totally recommend Byte.
Customer Review Roberta from West Babylon, NY
After researching I chose Byte for my invisible aligners. One of the best decisions I have ever made. The process was quick, easy and had superb results. The customer service was fantastic. Considering what you get the price was well worth it. No regrets. And no more being self-conscious when I smile!
Customer Review: Christy from Ransom, KY
It’s been so easy and fast definitely recommend.
Customer Review: Megan from Biddeford, ME
from the moment i ordered my impression kit, the byte team has been so friendly and helpful with the whole process! the hardest part of it all was taking my own impressions and honestly if you just follow the directions closely it's super simple! everyone i've dealt with has just wanted the best for me and my teeth 😁
If you're interested in seeing byte before and after photos, we've attached some below. The pictures on the left are byte customers before treatment, and the pictures on the right are after byte's invisible braces and whitening treatment.
IInvisible braces aren't for everyone, but this byte review should help you decide if you're ready for invisible braces. Because byte offers a money-back guarantee, you can purchase an impression kit and see if you're eligible for its services completely risk-free. Our reviews also show that few customers are dissatisfied with byte's offerings, so the company seems like a promising choice for achieving your perfect smile.
byte's impression kits are currently on sale for $29.95 (originally priced at $95). If you're not eligible for byte's services, the company will refund you 100% of your money.Learn More
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