The direct-to-consumer aligner company will use its 3D specialty lab to make masks, face shields, respiratory valves, and other supplies. 

Direct-to-consumer aligner company byte is offering its 3D specialty lab to make masks, face shields, and ventilator parts to support frontline healthcare providers in the fight against COVID-19. 

The company has locations in Ardmore, Okla, and Redlands, Calif, with over 150 Juell 3D printers. The printers, which typically print the company’s aligners, will now be used to help make custom parts that are in short supply for healthcare providers across the country. 

byte President Neeraj Gunsagar announced the move on Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends. 

“During this unprecedented time, we want to do everything we can, in whatever way possible, to step up and contribute,” says byte co-founder Scott Cohen. “Every day, we hear of medical supply shortages across the country that are hindering medical professionals from doing their jobs, and we hope this initiative will alleviate some of these shortages. We will continue to do everything in our power to help.”

This announcement comes on the heels of byte committing to provide free teledentistry to anyone who needs assistance through its giving arm byteCares and via its network of more than 160 licensed dentists and orthodontists nationwide to support the country in a virtual environment. In addition, byte is offering consultations with its Chief Dental Officer Dr Jon Marashi through a series of ongoing Instagram live streams.