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When translucent attachments are added to your teeth as part of your Invisalign treatment we find that some patients have difficulty in inserting and removing aligners. We have come up with some tricks and tips to help you through this process.

Inserting your Invisalign Aligners:

When inserting your aligner, always start on your front teeth and then work your way to the back. Gently push the aligners over all of the teeth. Once the tray is fully covering your teeth push harder to make sure it is 100% seated. Use the chew sticks we provide to ensure proper seating.

Do not ever bite your aligners in place as this can cause the tray to bend or break.

Do not force your aligners in. If the aligner feels like it’s not seating completely, your aligner may have folded. If this happens, you can gently unfold the area back outward and try fitting it again.

One of the most common problems we encounter is that sometimes patients find the back of the aligner does not fit snug against the last molar. Often this is due to the manufacturing process as when the aligner is initially removed from the cast upon which it was made, the end can become temporarily distorted. Simply hold the aligner with one hand and use your other one to pinch the last molar area together and then downwards. You will find the aligner will fit better when you re-insert it.

Removing your Invisalign Aligners:

We always recommend starting from the very back tooth on the inside of your mouth. You want to take your finger and almost ”flick” the tray in a downwards motion. This will release the tray and make it easier to get ahold of. Do this on both sides of your mouth. Once you have released the tray, you can grab both sides and pull down and forward gently over each tooth.

Change into your new aligners before bed at night. Whenever you change into a new aligner, it is tighter and tougher to remove at the beginning. By putting it in before you go to bed, it’s easier to get out in the morning.

Do not pull your aligners off with excessive force. This can tear the aligner or break attachments off your teeth. Gently try to wiggle/rock the trays over difficult or crowded areas.

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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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!