Whether you’ve already started treatment with Byte or you’re still doing some preliminary research, you’re probably curious about their mysterious “HyperByte” device. But don’t worry — the HyperByte is a safe, effective device that can help speed up your treatment, and make you more comfortable along the way.
In this guide, we’ll explain how to use the HyperByte effectively so you can get the smile you want as quickly and painlessly as possible.
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What Is the HyperByte?
The HyperByte is a C-shaped, flat, vibrating device that you’ll lightly bite down on for a few minutes each day. This daily measure will help reduce any discomfort you may have due to your teeth shifting. It’s also a way to speed along your treatment, which is part of the reason Byte is able to offer the fastest treatment times in the at-home clear aligner industry.
How does it do this? The HyperByte sends soft vibrations through your teeth (when we say soft we mean soft — the HyperByte pulses more gently than an electric toothbrush) to gently shake your teeth. When you’ve just put in a new set of aligners and they’re feeling a bit snug, the HyperByte device helps scoot those aligners into position.
How Does the HyperByte Work?
To better understand how the HyperByte actually works, it’s best to first get a general understanding of what’s happening beneath the surface when you’re undergoing teeth straightening treatment. Teeth straightening is a magnificent display of the bizarre maneuvers your body is capable of performing.
Throughout treatment, there is constant compressing and stretching on either side of your teeth. The goal of this compression is to break down ligaments, and the goal of this stretching is to build new ones. Eventually the side being compressed gives up, and your body sends in its little bone eating cells (you have these!), and they clean up the cellular rubble left behind.
On the stretching side of your tooth, your body sends in your bone creating cells (you also have these!) get to work building new bone around the tooth in its new home. All of this stretching and compressing leads to inflammation, which is the main source of pain and discomfort for most folks when they are receiving treatment.
That’s where the HyperByte comes in. Its gentle vibrations speed along those compressions and stretches. These little shakes actually help loosen some of the roots beneath the gums, which helps to alleviate the pain caused by inflammation, and helps get your teeth into their desired positions faster.
Is the HyperByte Safe?
Byte is the only at-home clear aligner company who includes a high frequency vibration (HFV) device in your treatment, but that doesn’t mean it is a new fangled technology raising industry eyebrows. In fact, orthodontists and dentists have been safely implementing the use of these HFV devices in their practices for years. This is just the first HFV device to hit the at-home clear aligner scene.
Medical devices are highly regulated in this country, even something as simple as elastic bandages goes through scrutiny before it hits the shelves. The HyperByte is no exception. It is FDA approved, and holds a class II medical status.
How To Use The HyperByte
Using the HyperByte device properly involves just four simple steps.
Step 1: Charge Your HyperByte
Before using, make sure your HyperByte is sufficiently charged. The device uses USB to help you keep it charged easily.
Step 2: Place the HyperByte Between Your Teeth
With your aligners in, place the HyperBite in your bite. You don’t need to bite down hard, just apply some light pressure to the flat surface of the HyperByte.
Step 3: Leave the HyperByte in for Five Minutes
Turn on the HyperByte by pressing the button at the base, and leave the device in position for five minutes. The HyperByte will turn off on its own after five minutes, so you don’t need to keep track of your time.
Step 4: Repeat As Needed
If you’re doing the nighttime only treatment with Byte, you’ll need to do ten minutes of HyperByte a day instead of just five. It’s totally your call whether you tackle all ten minutes at once, or complete it in five minute increments throughout the day. Some patients opt to do it all at once to ensure they don’t forget, but others like to space it out. It’s all about your personal preferences.
Even if you aren’t using nighttime aligners, you can still use the HyperByte more than five minutes a day. For example, if you’ve just switched to a new set of aligners and are feeling more soreness and discomfort than usual, adding an extra session (or two, or three) of the HyperByte may help alleviate some of your pain.
Over the course of your treatment you’ll figure out how much HyperByte works best for you, your schedule, and your smile.
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What To Expect If You’re Using the HyperByte Properly
Starting a new set of aligners can cause some discomfort. Sometimes it’s even a little difficult to get a new set of aligners on in the first place. Daily use of the HyperByte should help settle in your new aligners more quickly than they would on their own — helping you reach your smile goals even faster.
With correct use of the HyperByte, you can expect the pain experienced from tooth shifts to be minimized. You can also expect to keep up with Byte’s industry fastest treatment times. With all day treatment, Byte has you wearing a new aligner every week. The HyperByte is why this pace is possible, it will help you comfortably get that new aligner into place and help minimize the discomfort every day.
How Often Should I Use The HyperByte?
The HyperByte is meant to be used every day. If you’re doing Byte’s all day aligner plan, it’s recommended you use the HyperByte for five minutes each day. If you’re doing the nighttime only option, it is recommended you use the HyperByte for ten minutes a day. For any usage beyond those required time frames, it really depends on your own particular needs as a patient.
Since the HyperByte helps mitigate soreness and pain, there may be times during your treatment that you feel compelled to use the device for longer each day for relief. This tool is meant to help you, so let it! It isn’t abnormal to use the HyperByte for 15-20 minutes a day as you see fit.
Are There Any Side Effects If I Use It Too Often?
Most people do not experience any side effects from the HyperByte device itself, though there are occasional customers who have experienced nausea from using the HyperByte many times in one day.
The HyperByte is safe for home use and most people have no problems using it frequently, but everyone is different. So if you do notice yourself feeling worn out after sessions, be sure to reach out to your Byte advisor, and they can help you make adjustments moving forward.
The HyperByte device is a safe and effective tool for your teeth straightening treatment. It can alleviate discomfort and help you reach your smile goals as quickly as possible. Dentists and orthodontists have been using this kind of HFV technology for years for those desired outcomes, and now Byte includes this incredible technology as a part of your treatment!