byte Collaborates With Empire BlueCross BlueShield to Provide Coverage on Ortho@Home Program

New network relationship benefits eligible plan holders, and exclusive pricing for Empire BlueCross BlueShield members without orthodontic benefits

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--byte, the world’s fastest growing at-home teeth aligner company, has announced that it’s now a part of Empire BlueCross BlueShield’s (Empire) Dental Prime and Complete PPO network, giving members greater access to orthodontic care through this innovative benefit.

Eligible Empire plan members who cannot receive in-office treatment or do not want the hassle or expense of an in-office experience for straightening their teeth will now be able to do so remotely with byte invisible aligners for a significant savings with Empire’s Ortho@Home program.

With this new network relationship, plan members will pay only their coinsurance up front, and byte will electronically bill their plan for the balance. Members no longer have to worry about filing for reimbursement when choosing byte invisible aligners. Even Empire members without orthodontic coverage will benefit from exclusive pricing available to members.

Empire dental plan members with orthodontic coverage can start the process today by visiting and select “Find a Doctor” or Empire’s Sydney App Find Care to determine network coverage. Eligible plan members can review their benefit information and any potential out-of-pocket expenses with either Empire Member Services or byte customer care. Soon, they’ll be able to enter their dental plan details on the byte website for access to their plan information and benefits real-time.

This exclusive benefit gives qualified Empire members access to:

  • An at-home impression kit
  • The exclusive HyperByte high frequency vibration device, which allows for faster treatment times and reduces discomfort of aligner therapy ($699 value)
  • Retainer included at the end of treatment ($99 value)
  • A new smile in three months on average (half the average treatment time compared to other direct-to-consumer aligners)

byte’s all-domestic customer service is rated the highest in the industry, and all members receive the byte-for-life guarantee. If at any time after going through the byte treatment process, a member’s smile moves out of alignment, byte will help get it back at no additional cost.

For more information, visit and select “Find a Doctor.” Empire members can also visit the company’s Sydney Health mobile app and/or

byte is the #1 rated, doctor-driven leader disrupting the dental industry by giving customers access to at-home invisible aligners that deliver professional results in half the time and cost of traditional methods. Headquartered in Los Angeles, byte’s nationwide network of licensed orthodontists and dentists prescribe and oversee every treatment plan. At under $85 per month, byte has found a way to make the inaccessible, accessible—providing an easy, convenient and affordable way to upgrade your smile through our teledentistry platform. For more information on byte, visit:


Sarah McDonald
May 18, 2020 byte