FAQs

It is important to us that all SmartByte candidates are prepared for success. Below are helpful answers to the most common questions. You can also contact us directly with any additional needs at 978-655-4839 or at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


WHAT CAN I DO IF THERE IS NOT A CERTIFIED SMARTBYTE PROVIDER NEAR ME

We’re adding health providers daily in an effort to reach the 54% of the U.S. population that would benefit from SmartByte. Please contact us with the name of your health care provider and we’ll work to add them to our list of approved providers.

How do I get SmartByte?

Contact a provider in  your area listed on this website and ask for an express appointment as soon as your schedule permits. They have been trained to evaluate you for SmartByte  and do the mold of your palate The process takes about 20 minutes.   You will receive your SmartByte in about 10 days along with the protective case and Blue Tooth reader to upload your personal sensor data to your Smart phone. Scientific Intake customer service will be let you knowwhen your SmartByte ships and can help with with the App set up. After you get your SmartByte and instructions for use, your personal coach will contact you to set up your sessions at your preffered time each week.

What can I do if there is not a certified SmartByte provider near me?

We are adding providers daily to increase availability. Please use click on the link and tell us your name, city and state and the name of the physician that you  recommend. We will contact them to get them to offer them a place  to our growing network of providers.

Does insurance pay for SmartByte?

No. Your health insurance does not cover SmartByte. Like other FDA approved weight control pills and devices for patients who are not morbidly obese ( BMI> 35) insurance prefers to pay for health issues caused by excess weight instead of intervening early to prevent them. However, SmartByte  is charged to your credit card so you can pay it down monthly  to your own schedule. Also, SmartByte is an eligible expense for your Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Account

HOW DOES SMARTBYTE WORK?
SmartByte is a safe, removable, custom made device that is placed comfortably in the upper palate (the roof of the mouth) only while eating. The SmartByte device decreases your oral capacity, so you take smaller bites, which slows food intake and allows onset of your body’s satiety response. Because using the SmartByte device requires more chewing of food, it permits more savoring and tasting of your meal. Triggering your body’s satiety response and enjoying your food makes you feel satisfied on less. The SmartByte sensor captures usage and progress to goal weight via Bluetooth and is easily viewed on your smart phone. You’ll also get the benefits of six weekly coaching calls to help get you started right.
WHAT IS SATIETY AND HOW WILL IT HELP ME LOSE WEIGHT?
Satiety is your body’s built-in defense mechanism that guards against overeating. On average, it takes approximately 10-15 minutes for satiety to trigger - for your stomach to tell your brain that it is full. Because modern lifestyles are so rushed, we have become used to gulping our meals (and too many calories) in just a few bites and leaving us with a sense of hunger. Because the SmartByte device slows your rate of eating, it will allow you to feel satisfied from a meal after consuming less of it (and fewer calories).
HOW DO I KNOW IF I AM A CANDIDATE FOR THE SMARTBYTE?
The SmartByte device has been studied on individuals with Body Mass Index (BMI) of 27 to 35 in good oral health. A good candidate for SmartByte is an individual who wants to modify their behavior and is motivated to lose weight. People who have dentures or extensive dental work (e.g. removable bridge) are not candidates for SmartByte..
IS THE SMARTBYTE DEVICE COMFORTABLE?
Each SmartByte device is made using a precision impression of your upper palate (the roof) of your mouth so your SmartByte device can be custom-made for you alone. The device’s revolutionary design ensure’s maximum comfort for the SmartByte device user.
CAN I TALK WHEN WEARING THE SMARTBYTE DEVICE?
You will be able to speak when using SmartByte but you will notice a difference. It is most noticeable when you first start using it and improves over time as you become more accustomed to wear and use.
HAS THE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF THE SMARTBYTE BEEN EVALUATED IN CLINICAL STUDIES OR BY FDA?

SmartByte has been proven in four clinical trials published in peer reviewed medical journals. It is one of only six devices for weight control ever approved by FDA. SmartByte is the only one designated Non-significant Risk (NSR). FDA approval is the Gold Standard among medical devices throughout the world.

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