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Choosing an Orthodontic Specialist for either your or your child’s braces or Invisalign treatment is not an easy task. There are many great Orthodontists and each one is different. The purpose of this article is to present important factors to consider and some questions to ask when choosing the best or right Orthodontist for you and your family.


Does the orthodontist have before school, lunchtime, and after school/evening appointments? Are weekend appointments offered? It is expected that some   appointments need to happen during business/school hours, but for many families where both parents work, having these extended hours is very useful.


Is the office open full time or does the orthodontist only work there a few days a month? This is an important consideration for when there are emergencies.

Types of Braces

Does the orthodontist use traditional braces with colours or self-ligating braces? How frequent are the appointments if the colour ties need to be changed? Can colours still be put on the self-ligating braces if your child really wants colours?

Experience and Quality

Does the Orthodontist have sufficient experience? For example, for Invisalign treatment each provider is given a provider level status based on his or her experience.


Does the orthodontist have the latest technology? For example, are impressions still taken of the teeth (old) or are the teeth scanned instead (new)? Are digital x-rays being taken?

Who does the chair side work?

In orthodontic offices the Orthodontist either does the majority of the chair side work him/herself or delegates it to hygienests and assistants. In either case the Orthodontist oversees the treatment, but for some patients, they prefer if the Orthodontist is more hands-on.


Is the staff knowledgeable and friendly? Do they provide great customer service?


Are the fees for orthodontic treatment reasonable? Orthodontic treatment is definitely a financial commitment for a lot of families, so are there flexible payment plans?

Analyzing the variables above can help you and your family assess the value of the orthodontic treatment. If you would like us to answer all these questions for you, feel free to contact our Vaughan office to schedule a free consultation.

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.

Virtual Consultation

Skip the office visit and have your free consultation from the comfort of your home. The start to your beautiful smile is just a few photos and clicks away.

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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!