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Starting your orthodontic journey often involves choices that reflect personal style and preference. At Walt Orthodontics, a common question we encounter is whether opting for coloured braces incurs an additional cost. Let’s clear up this query and explore the vibrant world of coloured braces!


The Cost Factor of Coloured Braces

Contrary to popular belief, choosing coloured braces typically does not come with extra charges. Here are some important insights for you!

1. Treatment Cost Remains Consistent: Regardless of whether you choose traditional metal braces or opt for colourful bands, the cost of the actual orthodontic treatment remains the same​​. Adding colour to your braces is more about personalization and does not impact the overall expense.

2. Colourful Bands at No Extra Cost: We offer a range of colourful band options at no additional cost or for a minimal fee. This makes choosing colourful braces an affordable and enjoyable part of the orthodontic journey​​.

3. Aesthetic Choices Without Financial Burden: The addition of colour to braces is mainly a fun customization. You can select from various shades to match your style or mood, making the orthodontic experience more enjoyable without adding to your financial plate.


The Appeal of Colourful Braces

Coloured braces can transform the experience of orthodontic treatment, making it more enjoyable and personalized. They offer a chance to express individuality and can even boost confidence for some wearers. We support your choice to customize treatment and offer further insights on our What To Expect with Braces page, ensuring you are well-informed about all aspects of your orthodontic care.


Coloured Braces 101

There are two types of colours we use on braces. The first type are elastic ligatures. They are individual elastics (shaped like a donut) that are placed around each bracket. You can choose one colour (or even grey or clear), or alternate two colours.

When spaces are present we use something called powerchain. Basically it is a series of elastic ligatures connected to each other. The powerchain is stretched along the braces – this can cause a tight feeling. However, over time the powerchain will help close spaces as it recoils. Although we have many colour options for powerchain, we usually recommend grey as it’s more effective.

The most important point – you are never locked into your colour choice. The elastic ligatures or power chain are changed at every appointment!



To understand how coloured braces can fit into your treatment plan and to explore the full range of custom options, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. On our Contact Us page, you can find all the necessary details to book an appointment. During the consultation, we can discuss both the functional and aesthetic aspects of your treatment, ensuring a result that is not only effective but aligns with your personal style.



In conclusion, opting for coloured braces is a fun and personal way to journey through orthodontic treatment without incurring additional costs. We are committed to providing a treatment experience that is effective, enjoyable, and tailored to your preferences. Embrace your orthodontic treatment with a splash of colour and individuality, and let us help you achieve the beautiful smile you deserve.

For more information on braces and orthodontic care, be sure to visit credible sources like the Canadian Association of Orthodontists.

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!