A system made of a series of clear plastic removable consecutive trays that are tailor-made specifically to fit your teeth
These are the “bumps” cemented on your teeth that enable Dr. Walt to manipulate complicated movements of your teeth into the place he wants them.
Not everyone has buttons—but they are required for elastic wear. They are little silver circles (that look like buttons!) so elastics can hook on to them.
Simply, rubber bands. They are attached to hooks on your Invisalign® trays, and buttons cemented on your teeth.
A highly accurate digital impression that we send to Invisalign® to make your aligners.
What should I do if:
Use your chew sticks!! Chew and massage those aligners/attachments as best you can! You can try going into your next aligner. If you do not have your next aligner, go into your previous aligner and let us know. That is why it is so important to keep your previous aligner.
Sometimes one of your aligners may not fit snug over your back molars. In this circumstance the aligners may feel “bouncy”. Not to worry, there is an easy solution. Remove the affected aligner and gently bend the plastic down/up towards the teeth. While it is rare for aligners to bounce it can, and does happen from time to time. If the aligners are still not fitting well, please call the office.
Use your chew sticks! Chew and massage those aligners/attachments as best you can! You can try going into your next aligner. If you do not have your next aligner, go into your previous aligner and let us know. That is why it is so important to keep your previous aligner.
This is completely normal! Your teeth are beginning to shift, and your mouth has to get used to the Invisalign® aligners. You should rinse with warm salt water to prevent any infection. If your aligners are too sharp you can file the sharp spot with the Walt Orthodontics file we provided at your first appointment—but we do suggest trying to tough it out!
If you lose your aligner, you can try going into your next aligner. If it does not fit, you should go back into your previous aligner for an extra few days, and then try your next aligner again. If the aligner you lost is your last aligner you can go back into the last aligner you wore.
If your aligner is too loose, you should try going into your next aligner. If it does not fit, you can try going into the next one after that. If you can’t find an aligner that fits, go back into the last aligner that does fit and give our office a call to let us know.
If your aligner is too tight you should go back into your previous aligner and wear it for an extra couple of days. Try again and use your chew sticks!
If your aligner is cracked you should try going into your next aligner. If the aligner that is cracked is your last aligner and you do not have your next aligner, go into your previous aligner and let us know.
Continue wearing that aligner full time for a minimum of 7 days. After wearing this aligner, you may reduce wear to nights only (10 – 12 hours/day) until you see us for an appointment.
Do not move forward onto any further aligners until you have had your next appointment. If, for any reason, you lose or break this aligner, please go back to your previous aligner.
You can continue wearing your aligners like usual if an attachment breaks/falls off. Please contact us as soon as you realize an attachment is broken and you will have to let us know two important details:
We will have to order a new template from Invisalign, which takes roughly one week to arrive. Depending on when your next visit with Dr. Walt is, we will determine whether we will put the attachment back on at your next visit or if we need to have you come in sooner. We do not need you to bring the piece that has broken off.
If you are wearing elastics on both sides, and a button comes off on one side please continue to wear your elastic on the other side until you are seen to re-cement the broken button. This is not an emergency but is something that should be fixed.
Unfortunately, Dr. Walt needs to see you at your regular scheduled appointments, so you have to be the one to pick up your aligners. If you cannot make your appointment, stay in your last aligner and we will do our best to get you in as soon as possible. We cannot guarantee after school/evening appointments, but we will do our best to accommodate a time that is convenient for you.
Aligners should be worn for 22 hours per day! There is no reason to take aligners out for sports. The only time aligners should be taken out is during eating and toothbrushing! And don’t forget—if the aligners are not in your face, they are in the case!
If you are having dental work done please let us know!
The following are some common procedures and what you should do:
Once your fillings are complete, your aligners may not fit. Try your Invisalign® aligners once the filling is complete. If your aligners do not fit, let us know ASAP! We will have to rescan you to order new aligners.
After having extractions, your aligners should still fit. For wisdom teeth extractions, you can cut off the “last tooth” on the tray where your wisdom teeth used to fit in. Call us and let us know about any extractions. As long as your aligners are fitting, we can scan you at your next appointment (if necessary) to order new aligners.
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!