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Just when you think you have the swing of your Invisalign treatment, all of a sudden you find yourself with attachments. This tricky feature has stumped many patients, but is essential for your treatment to be as successful as possible! At Walt Orthodontics, we are here to give you a few tricks to help you pull your aligners off with ease when you have attachments. With our tips, you’ll soon be able to pull your aligners out with ease!

Take Your Time With It

The best thing to remember when getting frustrated is that patience is key! You don’t want to pull too hard as you may damage your trays, or worse, your teeth. Try loosening one side at a time and subtly pull down. If you don’t get anywhere, try switching to the other side and keep repeating until the trays slide off. Never stick any foreign objects in between your teeth and trays, as this can do serious damage. The next time you come in for a visit, ask us to do a demonstration so you can see for yourself just how easy it is!


Try From the Inside

One strategy to help loosen off the aligner is to try from the inside. Stick your finger at the edge of the aligner from the inside and pull down (on the top), or up (on the bottom). This will often raise the aligner at the back. Once this is done, slowly work your way from back to front. Another common area where the aligner may be challenging to remove is the canine area. Often, it is easier to remove this area from the front side. 


Practice Makes Perfect!

Although it seems like a challenge now, you’ll be an expert in no time! Experienced Invisalign wearers recommend starting in the back by pulling down on the part that covers your molars. As these teeth are much thicker, it will lessen the discomfort you feel from pulling, as your front teeth are more sensitive! Over time as your aligners subtly ease up, the days of an attachment headache will be a thing of the past! 


Come visit us in the GTA

Dr. Walt and our amazing team would love to meet you! With strict COVID-19 health protocols and vaccination roll out, our office has never been safer. We offer a variety of treatments such as braces, early intervention, and retainers! Call us at 905-553-8666 to book your consultation today. We can’t wait to meet you and your families, and to give you the smile you have always dreamed of!

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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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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!