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f you just began your orthodontic journey and you’re concerned about what you’re allowed to eat and drink this season, you’re not alone! At Walt Orthodontics our team of orthodontic professionals are here to answer all of your questions, and give you a few summer snack ideas too!

Soft, Healthy Foods Are Great Options

According to the Canadian Association of Orthodontics, soft snacks are the best options! They won’t cause damage to the brackets of your braces, and you’ll avoid the risk of complications to your treatment process. In addition to choosing soft foods, cold ones are a great idea during the summer too! They’ll allow you to beat the heat and reduce any inflammation or discomfort from adjustments. We recommend choosing these treats:

  • Popsicles
  • Frozen Yogurt
  • Berry Smoothies
  • Bananas
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt

Avoid Hard, Crunchy Foods 

It’s best to avoid harder, crunchy foods if you’re undergoing treatment this season. The particles from hard snacks can easily get stuck in between your teeth or braces. They can also cause damage to your braces, and as a result can slow down your treatment too.

  • Celery
  • Whole Apples
  • Popcorn
  • Chips
  • Nuts

Avoid Chewy, Sticky Foods 

According to Oral-B, sticky and chewy foods are typically higher in sugar. This can lead to the development of cavities, damage or loosen braces and wiring, and promote gum disease too.

  • Caramels
  • Hard Candies
  • Fudges
  • Toffee

Contact Us For You Personalized Treatment

Contact us today to start your smile journey.! We help our patients every step of the way – from what to eat and what to avoid, to at-home care tips and more. At Walt Orthodontics – you’re in experienced and caring hands! Our consultations are free – where you’ll learn about what treatment is best for you. We look forward to meeting more members of the Maple-Vaughan-Thornhill community! To book your appointment for a consultation call us at 905.553.8666 or text us at 289.205.4999.

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!