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General

Invisible aligners are these amazing, totally clear plastic devices custom made to fit your teeth. They gradually shift your teeth so that they’re straight and your smile looks great.
Yes! We now offer a premium aligner system that allows you to straighten your teeth while you sleep! Every night, you'll wear your aligners for a minimum of 10 hours continuously paired with 10 minutes of the HyperByte®.
Based off of the impressions you take at home, our orthodontic team will create a smile that is all your own. You get a set of custom invisible aligners that moves your teeth safely, a little at a time. After you wear each aligner for one week, you progress to the next set, until you complete the program and achieve the perfect smile. Please note that in order to switch your aligners every week you will need to use HyperByte for 5 minutes a day and wear your aligners for 22 hours a day, for All-Day Aligner customers; and at least 10 hours each night for Byte at Night™ customers.
Our invisible aligners are made of a BPA-free highly transparent, medical grade, polymer film. Our cutting edge aligners are smooth and durable. Don’t let the good looks fool you though, these babies are high impact, tear resistant bad asses that keep your teeth in line while keeping you comfortable.
No. Byte invisible aligners are cut straight across. This is the best way for the aligners to grip your teeth and create the gentle force needed to straighten them.
Byte is designed to work for minor to moderate alignment issues, including correcting spacing, crowding between teeth and rotation. Your at-home impressions will give us the information we need to know if you are a good candidate for Byte treatment. If you’re not, we’ll refund the full price of the Impression Kit.
We treat ages 12 and above when you have all of your adult teeth and have been approved by one of our Orthodontists. If you are under 18 we will need your parent's consent.
Yes! Crowding occurs when your teeth overlap due to insufficient jaw space. It’s a very common issue that researchers say may be due to years of evolution and environmental change as our food became softer. We recommend getting started with an impression kit so we can assess the severity of crowding and create the best treatment option for you. If you’re not a candidate, we’ll refund you the cost of the Impression Kit.
Yes! Spacing is when gaps exist between teeth. This can occur due to genetics, such as having smaller teeth, or due to behavioral habits, such as mouth breathing. Since spacing may differ from person to person, sending us your impressions is the best way for us to look at an accurate representation of your current smile and create the best-looking smile for you. If you do not qualify for treatment, we’ll refund you the cost of the Impression Kit!
It depends. As there is a limitation of how much clear aligners can move the teeth, Byte cannot fully correct an overbite, underbite, or an open bite, which would require either traditional braces, attachments, rubber bands, expanders, and in some cases, jaw surgery. Byte can lessen the appearance of an overbite, however, through better alignment of incisors and canine teeth. Get started with an Impression Kit so we can provide the best treatment option for you! No worries if you are not a candidate- we will refund you the cost.
A dental midline is the line between your two upper front teeth and your two lower front teeth. This line does not always align due to differences in tooth size, missing teeth, or chewing only on one side of your mouth. Aligners cannot correct a midline, but can improve the appearance through better alignment. Get your Impression Kit today and see what your midline could look like with our 3D model of your smile! If you are not a candidate, we’ll refund you the cost.
Yes! Byte can move veneers and crowns as long as they are not on your molars. See what your personalized treatment plan looks like after buying and sending back your Impression Kit! If you’re not a candidate, we’ll refund you the cost of the Impression Kit.
Yes! During treatment, you are eligible for any additional aligners that might be needed to achieve the projected end result. Then, once treatment is complete, we stand by your smile for life! Should your teeth shift out of alignment at anytime, we can have you evaluated for further treatment to bring the teeth back to that final smile.
Your treatment guarantees are contingent upon compliant aligner and retainer wear, as detailed in our Informed Consent and Guarantees documents. In short, we ask that you wear your aligners for the full, prescribed amount of time and hold onto all aligner sets until treatment is complete. Once in retainers, you should not skip days, and should order a new set at least once per year. If you have any questions about these policies, please reach out to Customer Care!
Most updates to your payment plan can be made from within the account provided to you by the finance company overseeing your plan. Please reach out to us at support@byteme.com if you aren’t sure who’s offering your plan, or if you need their contact information.

Health

It’s a good idea to wait six weeks after having your wisdom teeth removed to start Byte treatment. You might be able to start sooner if your surgeon says it’s okay, but we would need a signed release form from the office where you had the procedure done.
In the vast majority of cases customers can proceed with Byte aligners with presence of wisdom teeth. Customers should consult with their family dentist or oral surgeon to determine need and timing of wisdom tooth removal.
It’s possible. Our dentists will need to take a look at your impressions to know for sure. If you’re not a candidate, you’l get a refund for the Impression Kit.
It’s possible. Our dentists will need to 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.
A little, maybe. Just like when you step up your workout at the gym, you’ll feel some soreness for a few days when you start wearing a new aligner. It’s a good sign. It means the aligner is working. If it’s really bad or lasts longer than a few days, we’re here for you. Contact us.
It’s not unsafe, but we want you to be aware that pregnancy can cause your teeth to shift, which means you could need new impressions and aligners. Also, some people find aligning uncomfortable during pregnancy. We recommend waiting until you’re not pregnant to start with Byte treatment.

Ordering

About 4-6 weeks. To make it happen ASAP, send your impressions back quickly, fill out your account center info and upload your photos. This all helps us move it along.
We ask that you upload check-in photos to your Account Center every 3-4 weeks. Since we aren't able to evaluate your progress through in-office visits, it's super important to have these periodic updates to reference as needed. A green banner will appear in your Account Center to let you know when it's time to check in! Click on the banner directly to upload your photos.
Don’t worry! The impression kit includes 4 total putties, and all we need is one good impression of your top and bottom teeth. If you were able to get at least one of each arch, then we should be able to work with it! Go ahead and send the impression kit back, and we'll have our Team review the impressions. If new impressions are needed, then we'll be in touch to get you setup with a new kit.
If you receive a product that is damaged let us know by sending an email to support@byteme.com and we will replace it.

For your safety, we do not accept returns. Most products ship the same day they are ordered, or in the case of custom aligners we begin production of your custom aligners as soon as you complete your aligner purchase. Once an order has been placed we cannot accept exchanges, returns or refunds.

Evaluation

Your at-home impressions will give us the information we need are a good candidate for Byte treatment. If you’re not, we’ll refund the full price of the Impression Kit.
Created by Dr. Marashi, cosmetic dentist to Hollywood’s finest faces, Smile Science is a system of aesthetic precision that determines the best tooth placement for your overall face. Using five points of analysis, we consider your unique structure to bring you a balanced smile that looks great with your features.
It might. If your dental plan provides orthodontic benefits, you may be reimbursed directly from your insurance company after purchasing your aligners. We don’t accept direct payment from insurance companies, but we can get you the forms you need to file your claim. Contact us for more details or to see if you qualify.
Dental impressions and proper photos can be a little tricky. However, we’ve provided everything you need, so it should be fun and easy. If it’s not, give us a call and we’ll walk you through it.

Treatment Plan

Yes. After we receive your impressions and other information, we’ll send you a 3D visualization of your current smile and what it will look like post-Byte treatment.
It’s different for everyone, but the typical treatment plan at Byte take 2-4 months and is often much faster than our competitors thanks to HyperByte®.
Unless you specifically opted for single-arch treatment when purchasing your treatment plan, we ask that you wear both the upper and lower aligners you were sent. Our Treatment Planning Team considers the full picture when creating your plan. For your health and safety, it’s best to follow the plan as created!
Nope! Byte aligners do not move the molars in any treatment plan. This is standard across clear aligner therapy, as molars are near-impossible to move without traditional, hardware-based orthodontics- brackets, rubber bands, and so on. In some cases, we may move premolars.
Daytime Aligners: Your aligners should be worn 22 hours per day, as often as possible! Take your aligners out to eat, drink, and brush your teeth. Other than that, it’s best to leave them in around the clock. Nighttime Aligners: Your aligners should be worn for at least 10 consecutive hours per night, every night. Pop them in before heading to bed, and take them out the next morning. If you ever have additional time during the day to wear your aligners, that’s great too!
We recommend changing your aligners at night before bed.
No big deal. If an aligner is lost or damaged, please contact us so we can order a replacement. Depending on whether or not you’re enrolled in our Byte Protection Plan, this replacement may be free. While you’re waiting for your replacement aligner, please wear the previous one so you don’t lose progress. Disclaimer: Aligners are popular around kids, dogs, cats and the occasional raccoon. Keep them out of reach!
Contact Customer Care at support@byteme.com - we’ll take care of it for you!
Before you switch to a new aligner, be sure you have worn the current aligner for at least seven days (or seven nights if you're on a night-time plan). Be sure that the current aligner is sitting completely flush with the teeth before you switch to the next aligner. If you've been in an aligner for seven days, but feel like it is still not sitting flush with the teeth, please reach out to  support@byteme.com with an aligners-on photo so we can take a look and make sure you're on track.
Yes, it’s fine to keep wearing them unless you’re severely ill or actively vomiting. If you happen to vomit with your aligners in, you should take them out and clean them right away.
For dental emergencies, contact your local dentist or call 911. If you’re able, please also reach out to us at support@byteme.com so our team can support and advise.

You don’t need fancy tools to clean your aligners. First and foremost, it’s key to rinse your aligners under cool (not hot!) water when you take them out. This prevents residue build up, and cloudy or discolored aligners.

If you have a bottle of our BrightByte whitener/aligner cleaner, it’s the best way to keep the aligners clean and fresh on the go. Simply squirt a dime-sized amount in your aligners, top and bottom, each time you replace them. Aligners should be worn only after brushing teeth whenever possible -- BrightByte does not replace basic oral hygiene.

The next-best way to clean your aligners would be to mix 50% vinegar and 50% water, and to allow the aligners to soak in the solution for about 20-30 minutes. Then rinse them off, before wearing them again.

Using anything else on the aligners, such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, can cause little scratches over time that trap bacteria within the aligner. We want to make sure the aligners remain as clean as possible throughout your treatment, so keeping a solution like this on-hand in case you’re out of BrightByte is perfect!

Yes! We’d recommend using our BrightByte foam whitener, squirting a dime-sized amount into the aligners. We don’t recommend using another whitening gel because it could damage your aligners. If you’re going to use something other than BrightByte, only use a plain, hydrogen peroxide based product, with a concentration of 3.5% and no other active ingredients.
We strongly advise against smoking in your aligners, as it can cause discoloration or damage to the aligners or even your teeth.
No, please don’t! Your aligners are designed to move your teeth at an optimum pace that is neither too slow nor too fast. If your aligners aren’t fitting properly at any point, let us know so we can take a look.
Minor soreness is not uncommon, especially during the first few weeks of treatment! We’d recommend using your HyperByte up to 15-20 minutes per day while soreness is present - this can provide relief. You may also use your preferred method of over-the-counter pain reliever as needed! If you have any doubts about how the aligners are fitting, or if you feel that your aligners are extraordinarily painful, please check in with us. We’re here to help!
Once you’re within the final 2 weeks of your treatment plan, it’s time to discuss ordering your first set of retainers. These retainers will lock in your final smile! Please reach out to support@byteme.com during these final two weeks so we can review your progress and make sure you’re ready to take this exciting leap. You may also order your retainers solo by heading to our retainers listing in our store.
Byte strongly advises against switching sets early.The teeth need this full amount of time to move successfully and safely. In some cases, we even recommend wearing each aligner set for longer than the 7 full days to give the teeth some extra care!
While wearing the aligners, we ask that you do not drink any beverages except for still water. Sugar, dyes and carbonation can all damage the aligners or even introduce oral health concerns. And yes - this does include drinking through a straw!
Stop right there! As a requirement of your treatment, all aligner sets must be kept until the treatment is complete and the retainers are received. If an aligner is lost or broken, or if you have concerns about the fit, we may ask you to step back into previous aligners. You can place used aligners back in their original packets for easy storage.
Your custom plan is displayed under the “Your Treatment” tab of the Byte Account Center. The slider at the bottom of the 3D model indicates how many total aligners are included. If your total aligner count is greater than 15, this means that your plan includes continuation aligners. Please keep in mind that the 3D model will remain the same throughout treatment, even if your plan requires refinements. If you’d like to confirm the length of your treatment plan, check in with us at support@byteme.com!
Great question. In the case that your treatment plan includes more than 15 aligners, we will only send the first 15 in your original aligner kit. Any aligners beyond Step 15 are called continuation aligners! Since every treatment plan is different and customers may move through aligners at their own pace, we ask that you check in with us on Step 13 so we can evaluate your progress and make sure everything is moving accordingly. Once we see that everything is straightening out correctly, we will send out the continuation aligners. If this check-in slips your mind, no worries - we’ll also be sending a reminder email when we estimate you’re on Step 13.
We’d ask that you reach out on Step 12 or Step 13 to get the ball rolling. This gives us time to review your progress and get the aligners sent out. We can be reached at support@byteme.com whenever you’re ready!
While you wait for your continuation aligners to arrive, continue wearing your Step 15 aligner(s) as prescribed so you don’t lose progress. We’ll send an email notification once the aligners are ready to ship.
During the course of your treatment, Byte strongly advises against any dental work. A procedure as simple as a filling or restoration can transform the shape of the tooth, causing the aligners to not fit from that point forward. For this reason, it’s important to inform Byte of any upcoming procedures that could interfere with the success of your treatment. Please note that any non-emergency dental work voids the Satisfaction Guarantee moving forward.
By the end of each aligner set, you should notice that your teeth and the aligners are matching right up with no air gaps. This means that you’re right on track! If you reach the end of an aligner set and are still seeing a mismatch between the aligners and the true positions of your teeth, please contact us at support@byteme.com. In your email, please include photos of your teeth with the aligners both on and off, and specify which aligner set you’re using. We can review the information and take steps to keep you on track with your plan!
  • Stay in touch! We ask that you upload check-in photos once per month. A green banner will appear at the top of your Account Center when it’s time to touch base.
  • Keep your aligners fresh and clean. The BrightByte foam whitener is a helpful tool for this purpose. Please don’t use a toothbrush to clean your aligners, as this will create tiny scratches!
  • Pay attention to how the aligners fit. The aligners should fit snugly, especially when it’s time to move into the next set. If you see any air gaps between your teeth and the aligners, please reach out so we can take a look.
  • Hold onto all aligners, including previous sets. Should you lose or break an aligner, we can fall back on previous aligners to hold the teeth in place.
  • Feeling pain or discomfort? Your HyperByte is your best friend during treatment!You can increase your HyperByte time and combine use with an over-the-counter pain reliever to keep yourself comfortable.
No need to worry! More than likely, this means that you’ve reached the end of treatment for one row of teeth. A treatment plan is usually longer on one row of teeth than the other - this is normal. Please continue wearing the final aligner for that row as prescribed. Then, when you’re within the final two weeks of the entire treatment plan, contact Customer Care so we can discuss sending your retainers.
While awaiting your retainers, please continue wearing your final aligners as prescribed. Then, once the retainers arrive, you’ll need to wear them full-time for the first two weeks! Even if you were previously on the Byte at-Night plan, this is an important step; it gives the teeth time to settle and prevents future movement away from the end result. After the two weeks is up, you’ll transition into nightly wear of your retainers. When it comes to replacements, we ask that you replace your retainers once per year to maintain your Byte for Life Guarantee. The retainers are subject to some wear and tear, and we want to keep them nice and fresh!

Pricing

You begin with the Byte Impression Kit, which is $95. This cost is refundable if your orthodontist determines you’re not a candidate. The cost of the full aligner set is an additional $1895, and it includes our exclusive HyperByte teeth movement accelerator, and BrightByte™ teeth whitener. We offer a monthly payment plan to make the cost more manageable.
Yes! We offer multiple payment plan options for whatever best suits your situation. Our Aligner System with Byte Protection Plan has 100% guaranteed approval with a $249 down payment. We also have other payment options with no down payment required through various partners like Affirm and CareCredit. Your Byte advisor will help you setup your payment plan choice at the time of your aligner checkout.
BytePay is a unique and inclusive payment plan that brings affordability to everyone no matter their financial background. Where many other payment options exclude those with poor credit, that’s where BytePay is different! With BytePay everyone is 100% approved, there are no hidden fees and it’s easy to afford. All you need is your social security number.
The Byte Protection Plan provides additional coverage of your results. Get 5 years of retainers to maintain your smile, plus coverage for lost or stolen retainers. Retainers provided every 6 months on demand for five years. The Byte Protection Plan price for All-Day Aligners treatment system is $649, and Byte Protection Plan price for Byte at Night™ treatment system is $779. The Byte Protection Plan is a non-refundable warranty on Byte treatment; once added, it cannot be removed.

With Affirm you pay over time. You’re in control of how long you get to make monthly payments. Plus, you never pay more than what you agree to up front.

To sign up for Affirm, you must:

  • Be 18 years or older (19 years or older in Alabama or if you're a ward of the state in Nebraska).
  • Not be a resident of Iowa (IA) or West Virginia (WV).
  • Provide a valid U.S. or APO/FPO/DPO home address.
  • Provide a valid U.S. mobile or VoIP number and agree to receive SMS text messages. The phone account must be registered in your name.
  • Provide your full name, email address, date of birth, and the last 4 digits of your social security number to help us verify your identify.

Byte Promotional codes can be used at checkout with the following payment methods

  • Credit/Debit Card
  • FSA/HSA
  • CareCredit
  • Affirm
For these payment methods, promotions cannot be combined, one promotion per transaction.

Please note that promotional codes cannot be used when choosing to pay via BytePay payment plans, no exceptions.
Yes, just call us and we’ll take your payment over the phone at any time.
If your dental plan provides orthodontic benefits you may be reimbursed directly from your insurance company after purchasing your aligners. We don’t accept direct payment from insurance companies, but we can get you the forms you need to file your claim. Contact us for more details and to see if you qualify.
Yes, you can use your HSA/FSA debit card like you would any other credit card. If you don’t have a debit card for your plan, give us a call and we’ll help you process your payment.
You can only use one promo code at a time on your order.
Your at-home impressions will give us the information we need to know if you are a good candidate for Byte treatment. We’ll refund 100% of your money if you're not a good fit for Byte, and there's no commitment to purchase treatment if you are.
Yes! We support and appreciate our veterans and military through our military discount option. Please email military@byteme.com for further information on how to redeem this special discount.
Yes! We support and appreciate our college and graduate students through our student discount program. Please email student@byteme.com for further information on how to redeem this special discount.

HyperByte®

No need to clench your teeth or bite down super hard! Just grasp the HyperByte enough for it to not slip out. Think of it as the same amount of pressure you’d apply when smiling for a photo.
The HyperByte can be used at any time of day, as long as it’s for the full prescribed amount of time!
Keep HyperByte charged using the charging case and wall plug. If the LED indicator does not light up red when connected to the base, check the connection. If it’s properly plugged in to wall power using the provided HyperByte USB cord, contact us for assistance.
If the LED indicator does not light up red when placed in the case, check the case’s power connection. If it’s properly plugged in to wall power using the provided HyperByte USB cord, contact us for assistance.
Yes! Please keep your aligners on throughout your HyperByte session. The HyperByte’s vibrations will help the aligners to settle properly on to your teeth.
Please don't lose track of your HyperByte at any point, even after treatment is complete! The HyperByte is an essential part of your treatment plan, and without it, the teeth may not move as projected. If the HyperByte is misplaced or disposed of, there is an associated replacement fee. Contact us at support@byteme.com and we can get you set up.
Your HyperByte should be used every single day. If you’re on the All-Day aligner plan, please use your HyperByte for at least 5 minutes. If you’re on the Byte at-Night plan, please use your HyperByte for at least 10 minutes. You can always feel free to increase HyperByte time up to 15-20 minutes to help with discomfort!
That’s alright! You can move the HyperByte around throughout the HyperByte session to target the different areas. In this situation, please increase the HyperByte session by 5-10 minutes to really speedup the tooth movement.

FSA (Flexible Spending Accounts)

Yes! With Byte being an orthodontic service, the following items are a covered expense for almost all flexible spending and health savings accounts:

  • Impression Kit
  • Byte Aligner System including HyperByte®.
  • Retainers
If your account is tied to a major debit card, we can take payment up front using your card. If not, we’ll help you with your reimbursement receipt after you pay for your invisible aligners.
Actually, yes! Just utilize your major credit/debit card associated with your FSA to pay for your treatment. Then, if you have qualifying orthodontic coverage included in your dental plan, we’ll help you with your insurance claim form to get the proper reimbursement.
Since it’s late in the year, we’ll allow you to purchase your Impression Kit and aligner system together so you don’t lose your dollars.
Our same policy applies if it’s determined you're not a candidate. Your payment will be refunded to the card you used for payment.
We recommend checking with your FSA provider to get that info, as each carrier is different.
We recommend that you double check to see how much you have in your FSA. If you need to split the payment between your FSA and another card, we can manually process your order over the phone.
No worries. Give us a shout at 866-765-2327, and one of our Byte advisors will be happy to help. Or, if you’re ready to get started, click here to order your risk-free Impression Kit!

Other Questions

Byte U.S. ships to all U.S. states!
Yes, just make sure you use a different email address for each person! This way, we can properly monitor the progress of each individual you purchased Byte for. If you’d be interested in hearing about referral bonuses, for which you may be eligible, please visit our referral page.
Yes. If you’ve recently made changes to your mouth that might change your eligibility for Byte, we can re-evaluate your case. Order a new Impression Kit and we’ll take another look.
It’s 100% normal to feel some soreness for a few days when you start wearing a new aligner. This means the aligners are getting to work on your teeth! We’d recommend using your HyperByte up to 15-20 minutes per day while soreness is present - this can provide relief. You may also use your preferred over-the counter pain reliever as needed, and stick to soft foods!
Once your insurance information is submitted, the Byte Reimbursement Team gets to work verifying your coverage. If you weren’t offered a price reduction at time of purchase, you may still be eligible for reimbursement once the aligners have shipped. Within 2-3 weeks of your aligners shipping, a claim form will be sent via email for you to pass onto your insurance company. Questions? Drop us a line at support@byteme.com.

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