Byte vs. ALIGNERCO: How They Compare
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Straight teeth can mean more confidence, better oral health, and a higher quality of life. At-home, doctor-monitored aligners can help you to get that straight smile, but you need to choose the right company to work with.
If you do your homework before you make a purchase, you're not alone. More than 80 percent of customers do online research before they spend their hard-earned cash.
We’ve outlined a comparison between aligners from Byte and ones from ALIGNERCO. We'll go step by step through the aligner process and highlight similarities and differences so you can make an informed choice.
Step 1: Impression Kits
You're focused on what your teeth will look like after aligner treatment. But your team must know what your teeth look like now, so they can put together a plan for you. Impression kits make this possible.
Both Byte and ALIGNERCO start with at-home impression kits. You're sent putty and trays, and you use those tools to make impressions of your current smile. You send the kits back for analysis.
Differences between Byte and ALIGNERCO involve:
Both Byte and ALIGNERCO offer refunds on impression kits. If teams look over your teeth and feel that clear aligners aren't quite right for you, the money you spent to get the kits comes right back into your account.
Working with impression kits can be tricky, but this step is critical. Staff needs clear, crisp models of your teeth to guide the treatment plan. Both Byte and ALIGNERCO offer impression kit help in case you get stuck.
Step 2: Pay for Treatment
If you're a good candidate for aligners and you approve of the treatment plan, it's time to seal the contract with a payment. Aligners are made to fit your mouth and teeth, so companies don't keep stacks of generic versions sitting on shelves for shipment. They make aligners on demand, and your payment starts the process.
Significant price differences between Byte and ALIGNERCO exist, including:
Step 3: Follow Your Treatment Plan
Both Byte and ALIGNERCO offer a similar form of treatment. Aligners come to your house with instructions. Follow the treatment plan for an improved smile.
Treatment plan differences involve:
Length of Treatment
ALIGNERCO needs 6 to 11 months to work. Byte treatment timelines can be as short 2 to 4 months.
Our HyperByte tool can help contribute to the shorter treatment time. The gentle vibrations emitted by that tool help your aligners to fit better, and you might feel less discomfort too. You use this tool for only 5 minutes per day.
Step 4: Get Help When Needed
Byte provides access to treatment plans directed by doctors - as does ALIGNERCO - and both companies use aligners made just for their clients rather than out-of-the-box products.
Choose either Byte or ALIGNERCO, and you'll get help via:
- Live chat
Contact the company, and talk about the problems you're having. At Byte, we help adjust treatment plans on the fly if things aren't working. We might ask you to take new impressions and follow a new aligner program.
ALIGNERCO doesn't disclose how they help customers with treatment issues. But it's reasonable to expect that they can also fix treatment plans that aren't working.
Step 5: Protect Your New Smile
Aligners apply gentle pressure to shift your teeth in a new direction. When the treatment is complete, your smile should be straighter. But without help, your old smile could return.
Both Byte and ALIGNERCO provide retainers with their prescribed aligners. You're encouraged to wear them after formal treatment ends to keep your teeth firmly in position. You might wear them during the day initially following treatment, but they are generally recommended for regular overnight use.
But only Byte offers reassurance. The Byte for Life Guarantee™ ensures that you can get new aligners at no charge if you've followed all of the treatment guidelines we offer you.
ALIGNERCO will refund the cost of your impression kit if they determine you are not a candidate, but after your order has been processed, no refunds are accepted.
There are terms and conditions involved, but this plan is meant to ensure that you're happy with your smile and that you encourage others to join Byte. It's an aspect of the program we're really happy to offer (and customers love it too).
|Impressions||At-home impression kit for $95, checked by a state-licensed dentist or orthodontist||At-home impression kit for $39.99. Unclear who checks your kits.|
|Cost||$1,999 with discounts available and 0% APR payment plans||$1,145 one-time payment with discounts available|
|Perks||Tooth-whitening kit, HyperByte tooth moving accelerator||Tooth whitening kit|
|Treatment time||2 to 4 months||6 to 11 months|
|Customer service||Virtual visits with online help always available||Virtual visits with online help always available|
|Protection||Byte for Life Guarantee protects your smile||No guarantees available|
Make the Right Choice
ALIGNERCO can be a great and effective option, especially for those who are primarily concerned with cost.
Byte offers some extra perks, especially our accelerated treatment timelines.
If you'd like to join the Byte family after reading this comparison, we'd love to have you. Contact us, and we'll ship your impression kit to you to start the process.
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Need Help in Making Impressions? ALIGNERCO.
How it Works. ALIGNERCO.
Frequently Asked Questions. Byte.
Our Guarantees to You. Byte.