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Orthodontics, including braces and Invisalign, have been transforming smiles and boosting confidence for decades. But is it really worth it? If you find yourself contemplating this question, you’re not alone. In this blog post, we’ll explore the numerous advantages of orthodontic treatment and why it’s an investment that can positively impact your oral health, appearance, and overall well-being. So, let’s dive in and discover why considering orthodontic treatment may be one of the best decisions you make for yourself or your family.


Improved Oral Health and Function

Many patients will attest that braces are worth the cost because of the many health benefits they provide. Misaligned teeth can lead to various dental issues, including difficulty in proper oral hygiene maintenance, increased risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and even jaw problems. Orthodontic treatment helps correct these problems, allowing for better oral health, easier cleaning, and reduced chances of future complications. By investing in orthodontic treatment now, you’re setting yourself up for a lifetime of optimal oral health! 


Enhanced Aesthetics and Confidence

A beautiful smile can work wonders, both personally and professionally. Orthodontic treatment helps align teeth, close gaps, and correct bite issues, resulting in a harmonious and aesthetically pleasing smile. Beyond appearance, a straighter smile can boost self-confidence and improve social interactions. By feeling more confident about your smile, you can embrace opportunities and approach life with a renewed sense of self-assurance.


Financing and Insurance Support

We understand that financial considerations play a significant role in decision-making. The good news is that orthodontic treatment is often more accessible than you may think. At Walt Orthodontics we are proud to offer flexible financing options to help you manage the cost of treatment comfortably. Additionally, health insurance plans can include orthodontic treatment partially or in full, depending on your coverage. It’s worth exploring these options and learning about the possibilities. 


Complimentary Consultation

The best way to determine if orthodontic treatment is right for you is through a personalized consultation. Every smile is unique, and an experienced orthodontist can assess your specific needs and provide tailored recommendations. During a complimentary consultation at Walt Orthodontics, you can discuss treatment options, ask questions, and gain a deeper understanding of the process. Don’t hesitate to take advantage of this opportunity to gain valuable insights and make an informed decision about your oral health! 


Orthodontic treatment offers a multitude of benefits that extend well beyond just a straighter smile. It improves oral health, boosts confidence, and enhances overall well-being. At Walt Orthodontics we love when our patients give us feedback – how their treatment was life-changing and truly so impactful. You can hear some of our raving reviews here. While it’s difficult to put a price tag on long-term advantages and life-long health, Walt Orthodontics offers financial flexibility and support. We want treatment to be accessible to everyone! So, if you’ve been contemplating braces, we encourage you to take the next step. Schedule a complimentary consultation with our experienced team in the Maple-Vaughan-Thornhill community, and let us guide you on the path to a healthier, more confident smile. Remember, investing in your smile is an investment in yourself! 

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

Skip the office visit and have your free consultation from the comfort of your home. The start to your beautiful smile is just a few photos and clicks away.

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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!