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Embarking on the journey of orthodontic treatment in Toronto involves various considerations, one of the most significant being the cost. At Walt Orthodontics, we frequently encounter queries about the price of braces, reflecting the concern of many patients about this investment. In today’s blog, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the factors influencing the cost of braces and offer insight into making this crucial health decision.


Understanding the Cost Factors

The cost of braces in Toronto varies, influenced by several key factors:

  1. Type of Treatment: The choice between traditional metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces, and Invisalign aligners impacts the overall cost. Each type has its own pricing structure, reflecting the materials used and the complexity of the treatment.
  2. Complexity of Orthodontic Issues: The severity and nature of the orthodontic problems being addressed significantly affect the cost. More complex cases requiring extensive treatment will generally be more expensive.
  3. Duration of Treatment: The length of time you need to wear braces also influences the cost. Longer treatments involving more frequent adjustments and follow-up appointments can increase the overall expense.
  4. Orthodontist’s Experience and Location: The expertise of the orthodontist and the location of the practice in Toronto can also play a role in determining the cost.


Average Cost of Braces in Toronto

According to various sources, the average cost of braces or Invisalign treatment in Toronto ranges from $6,000 to $7,500. This estimate accounts for the full treatment, including early or interceptive orthodontics for children, which can cost between $1,500 to $3,000​​. For those considering lingual braces, which are less visible as they are affixed to the back of the teeth, the average cost ranges between $8,000 and $10,000​​.


Investment in Oral Health and Self-Esteem

It’s important to view orthodontic treatment as an investment in your or your child’s long-term oral health and self-esteem. Properly aligned teeth do not just improve appearance; they also play a crucial role in maintaining overall dental health.


Financing and Insurance Options

At Walt Orthodontics, we understand that the cost of braces is a significant consideration for our patients. We offer a range of flexible financing options to help make treatment more affordable. Many dental insurance plans provide coverage for orthodontic treatment, and it’s worth checking with your provider to understand your benefits. Our pricing page provides more details about payment options and insurance.


Consultation for Personalized Estimate

For a precise estimate tailored to your specific orthodontic needs, we recommend scheduling a free consultation with our team. This session will allow us to assess your situation and provide a detailed breakdown of the costs involved. Visit our Contact Us page to book your appointment.



Deciphering the cost of braces in Toronto involves considering various factors and understanding that each treatment plan is as unique as the individual. At Walt Orthodontics, we’re committed to offering high-quality care, transparent pricing, and supportive financial options to ensure that our patients can achieve the beautiful, healthy smiles they deserve.

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!