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As a parent, you want to ensure that your child has the best possible experience when it comes to orthodontic treatment. At Walt Orthodontics, we understand and want the same for your child too! From the moment your child comes into our office for their first appointment, we provide personalized treatment with the utmost care and comfort in mind. Our team is here to help answer any questions and explain each step of the process, so both parents and their children feel prepared.

Whether your child will use braces or Invisalign, there are a few steps you can take at-home to help prepare them for their exciting journey ahead.

Explain the process: It’s important to explain to your child what orthodontic treatment entails, and how braces or Invisalign can help improve their oral health and appearance. You can show them pictures or videos to help them understand what to expect. Our Instagram is a great reference to see patients who have started or completed treatment. You can also show them before and after photos on our website too.

Address concerns: Many children may have concerns or fears about getting braces or Invisalign. It’s important to listen to your child’s concerns and address them in a reassuring manner. For example, if your child is worried about pain, you can explain that any discomfort they may experience will be temporary and that the end result will be worth it! Remind your child that Walt Orthodontics also offers dental monitoring, so they can get in touch with us through the DM app for questions and support at home too.

Discuss oral hygiene: Good oral hygiene is essential during orthodontic treatment, as braces or Invisalign can make it harder to clean teeth properly. Discuss the importance of brushing and flossing. Our team can help show your child how to properly care for their braces or Invisalign aligners. You may want to invest in a water flosser or other oral hygiene tools to make the process easier.

Plan for meals: Eating with braces or Invisalign can be challenging, especially during the first few days or weeks of treatment. Plan ahead by stocking up on soft foods and avoiding hard, crunchy, or sticky foods that can damage braces or Invisalign aligners. Encourage your child to take their time when eating and to avoid chewing on hard objects like pencils or ice.

Encourage positive thinking: Orthodontic treatment can be a long journey, and it’s important to encourage your child to stay positive and focused on the end result. Celebrate milestones along the way, such as getting braces off or switching to a new set of Invisalign aligners. Remind your child that the end result will be a healthier, happier smile.

By taking these steps, you can help prepare your child for orthodontic treatment and ensure that they have a positive experience. Our team at Walt Orthodontics is of course here to help! Remember to communicate openly with your child and our staff throughout the process, and to offer plenty of support and encouragement along the way! We love to cheer on our Vaughan community and help them achieve healthy and aligned smiles!

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’S DECISION TO BECOME AN ORTHODONTIST WAS INSPIRED BY HIS OWN DIRECT PERSONAL EXPERIENCE.

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. GROSSMAN STRIVES TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST STANDARD OF ORTHODONTIC CARE FOR HER PATIENTS.

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!