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Is it painful to get braces on? This question often circles the minds of patients before starting treatment. Let’s leap into the realms of reality and debunk the dread surrounding the “brace-face” saga. Spoiler alert: It’s not as menacing as it sounds!


The Grand Unveiling: Braces Debut

The moment of truth arrives as you sit on the dental throne, ready to have your braces placed. Fear not, for this is a pain-free zone! The placement takes between 45 to 90 minutes, and voila, you’re now a proud member of the braces brigade! Braces are placed faster nowadays due to the 3D Printing technology of LightForce. There are also no needles, just glue! So, is it painful to get braces on? The application stage proves not!


Post-Brace-Face Care: The Softie Saga

As you step out into the world flaunting your new crystal clear grin, our stellar squad at Walt Orthodontics will arm you with a toolkit of care-tactics. First mission: Embrace the softie diet! Dive into a comforting bowl of mac and cheese, swirl a spoon through some creamy yogurt, or enjoy a scoop (or two) of velvety ice cream. The goal is to pamper your pearly whites as they wade through the initial days of braces on. Minimizing the munch and maximizing the mush!


The Teething Troubles: A Gentle Grumble

As your teeth embark on their alignment journey, they might voice a gentle grumble of discomfort. But fret not! This is but a fleeting phase. The soreness usually wraps up within 3 to 7 days, leaving behind tales of triumph over tiny troubles. The answer to “Is it painful to get braces on?” nudges towards a mild discomfort that dances away swiftly.


The Tune-Up Tango: Regular Orthodontic Overtures

Your braces journey is punctuated with rhythmical rendezvous at Walt Orthodontics. Here, we fine-tune your braces, ensuring they orchestrate a smile symphony to perfection. Any discomfort is a fleeting note that fades away swiftly. Making way for the harmonious hum of progress. Don’t miss your cues; book your regular check-up approximately every two months and keep the tune in tempo!


Invisalign Interlude: A Softer Serenade

Curious about a softer treatment option? Invisalign dishes out a gentle rhythm with each aligner change, often making it a preferred choice for those keen on a mellower melody. A harmonious answer to the query, “Is it painful to get braces on?”


Discomfort Hacks: Tips to Tame the Tinge

Should you encounter a tinge of discomfort, a saltwater rinse or over-the-counter pain relievers can be your go-to groove. Soft or cold foods help deliver relief, while orthodontic wax keeps your braces from rubbing against your mouth.


Your Smile Squad: The Walt Ortho Warm Embrace

Embarking on a braces journey can stir a pot of mixed emotions. But fear is short-term visitor in the nurturing office of Walt Orthodontics. Our squad is all geared up to ensure your journey is nothing short of fabulous. A safe space where questions find answers, fears find comfort, and smiles find their sparkle. Join the chorus of satisfied patients at Walt Ortho!

Ready to join our league of extraordinary smiles? Your transformation is just a free consultation away! At Walt Ortho, we’re not just about aligning teeth; we’re about aligning dreams with reality. One dazzling smile at a time!

In-Person Consultation

Use our handy online scheduler below to choose the date and time that works best for your initial complimentary consultation appointment!

Please note that while initial orthodontic consultations are complimentary, if you recently completed orthodontic treatment or currently are in active appliances with another provider, seeking a replacement/repair for a retainer, or looking to schedule a second consult after your initial one there is a fee for the consultation. Please contact us for more information.

Alternatively, please contact our office directly by phone/text if you are trying to book multiple consultations at the same time or are seeking consultation further out than 12 weeks.

Please note – If none of the available times on our online scheduler work for you we do have other consultation times available. Please contact us directly for more information.

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When it comes to financing there’s no one size fits all solution. Likewise, there is no singular solution when it comes to financing. At LendCare, we get that and go deeper to understand your unique story and offer flexible options that work best for you, given your current financial situation. That means you get affordable financing, even if your credit is anything but top-tier.

Walt Orthodontics is pleased to offer interest-free payments up to 30 months. If you require payments over 30 months we are happy to offer the LendCare solution.


Dr. Walt received his dental (DDS) degree from the University of Western Ontario, graduating first in his class and receiving the Gold Medal as well as numerous awards recognizing his scholastic and clinical achievements, leadership and character. He then completed his orthodontic training at the University of Colorado, where he received both his Specialty Certificate and Master of Science Degree. During his residency, he was awarded the Rocky Mountain Orthodontics Scholarship for overall excellence.

After graduating from residency and opening Walt Orthodontics in 2013, Dr. Walt committed himself to applying his traditional orthodontic education into the digital world to improve clinical outcomes and patient experience. He currently serves as a Faculty Member, Key Opinion Leader, and Advisory Board Member for Align Technology which involves traveling around the world to teach other orthodontists about Invisalign. Being at the forefront of digital orthodontics, Dr. Walt was invited to be the first orthodontist in Canada to use custom LightForce braces. He also serves as an Orthodontic Coach/Mentor for other orthodontists looking to improve their knowledge of digital orthodontics.

In addition to practicing orthodontics, Dr. Walt is a “die-hard” Blue Jays fan and enjoys working out in his spare time.


Dr. Stephanie Grossman pursued her dental degree in sunny South Florida at Nova Southeastern University. She graduated with honours, at the top of her class, and was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi Honour Society. She then completed her orthodontic training at the University of Detroit Mercy, where she received both a Specialty Certificate in Orthodontics and a Master of Science degree. She is both a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a Fellow of the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Grossman strives to provide the highest standard of orthodontic care for her patients. She attends numerous hours of continuing education and utilizes the latest advancements in orthodontics. Dr. Grossman is licensed to practice in both the United States and Canada.

Outside of the clinic, Dr. Grossman enjoys spending time with her friends and family and traveling the world. She is a self-proclaimed foodie and loves trying new restaurants!