Acquisition of Byte Strengthens Dentsply Sirona’s Role in Clear Aligners

Leading direct-to-consumer, doctor-directed clear aligner company becomes part of Dentsply Sirona family.

In a move to strengthen its role in clear aligner therapy, Dentsply Sirona has acquired Byte, a rapidly growing clear aligner company. Byte holds a leadership position in the direct-to-consumer clear aligner market.

Denstply Sirona made the announcement today. As a result of the transaction, the company adds scale in the important clear aligner category and strengthens its connection with dental professionals. Dentsply Sirona’s R&D capabilities and commercial expertise offer significant potential to drive additional growth of the Byte clear aligner solutions, according to the company. The combination with Dentsply Sirona will focus on expanding the market for orthodontic care by connecting additional patients with dental professionals and helping them access quality oral healthcare.

Byte has developed an innovative business model, built on doctor-directed care that provides optimal outcomes for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic needs. Byte was founded on the commitment to improve access and affordability to orthodontic care using a nationwide network of licensed dentists and orthodontists. It offers effective treatment planning and an easy-to-use clear aligner solution delivered directly to a consumer’s home.

The CEO of Byte, Neeraj Gunsagar, and the existing management team will continue to operate the business.

Don Casey, Chief Executive Officer of Dentsply Sirona, says the company has been pleased with the growth of its SureSmile® clear aligner business, and is confident that adding the innovative platform of Byte will add scale in the important clear aligner market.

The transaction closed on December 31, 2020. Due to the different approval and registration times, not all technologies and products are immediately available in all countries.