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A Waterpik flosser is also known as a dental water jet or an oral irrigator. It is a device that removes food particles from your teeth by aiming a pressurized stream of water at your teeth. It can help remove food that would otherwise be inaccessible between your teeth.

Poor oral hygiene can lead to gum disease, tooth loss, and cavities. It is essential to stay on top of your oral care, especially when undergoing orthodontic treatment. Brushing alone does not remove the food stuck between your teeth and braces. The buildup of food particles can lead to lingering bacteria, which then hardens to plaque. The Waterpik flosser is a great addition to your oral care routine to help prevent oral issues and keep your treatment on track! 

Benefits Of A Waterpik

A Waterpik flosser has many benefits for orthodontic care patients.  

  1. Easy to use
  2. Gets into hard to reach places
  3. Cleans between tightly-spaced teeth

Cleaning and flossing teeth around orthodontic appliances can be challenging, but with the help of a Waterpik you can make the job easier and more efficient. 

Waterpik vs. Flossing

According to research done by the Mayo Clinic, dental floss is “considered the most effective tool for cleaning the tight spaces between the teeth. You can also use dental floss to scrape up and down the sides of each tooth.” 

A Waterpik is great for removing food debris and even getting to bacteria below the gumline. However, a Waterpik is not a substitute for brushing or flossing. 


At Walt Orthodontics we recommend adding a Waterpik to your brushing and flossing regime. This added measure will help you keep your oral health at it’s best, getting you closer to your dream smile! After all the hard work of aligning your bite and straightening your teeth, you’ll want to show off a healthy smile too! 

Support From Our Team

At Walt Orthodontics we are proud to help our Maple-Vaughan community achieve their dream smiles. From tips on good oral care during your treatment, to aligning your bite and fixing crooked teeth – we are here for you! Visit our website to learn more about our services or book a virtual appointment online with our clinic. 

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.

Virtual Consultation

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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!