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Embarking on a braces journey at Walt Orthodontics means embracing a transformation that leads to a healthier, more beautiful smile. One common question we often hear is: “How can I speed up my braces treatment?” While the duration of orthodontic treatment varies for each individual, there are several proactive steps you can take to ensure your journey with braces is as efficient as possible.


Adherence to Orthodontic Guidelines

First and foremost, following the instructions provided by your orthodontist is critical. This includes adhering to any specific guidelines about braces care or lifestyle adjustments. Our Additional Care page provides more insights into what these guidelines typically entail.


Maintaining Optimal Oral Hygiene

Effective oral hygiene is paramount when you have braces. Brushing and flossing diligently is more than just about keeping your teeth clean; it also helps in maintaining an environment conducive to effective tooth movement. Check our Recommended Products section for more tips on maintaining oral health with braces.


Dietary Considerations

Your diet can significantly impact the progress of your braces treatment. Avoiding foods that are hard, sticky, or chewy is essential, as these can damage the braces and impede progress. For more information on what foods to avoid, visit our Life with Braces page.


Regular Orthodontic Appointments

Keeping up with your scheduled orthodontic appointments is crucial. These visits allow for necessary adjustments to your braces, ensuring that your treatment stays on track. Missing appointments can delay your progress, so it’s important to be consistent.


Use of Orthodontic Devices as Advised

If your treatment plan includes additional orthodontic devices like elastics, it’s important to use them as instructed. These devices are designed to enhance the effectiveness of your braces and ignoring their use can extend treatment time.


Patience and Realistic Expectations

While it’s natural to seek ways to expedite your treatment, it’s also important to have patience and realistic expectations. Orthodontic treatment is a gradual process that requires time to achieve optimal results. Trust the process, and remember that the end goal is a beautiful, healthy smile.


Top 3 Reasons

From our experience we would say the top 3 reasons why treatment is delayed are:
1. Not following elastic or aligner protocol
2. Broken brackets (not following food guidelines)
3. Inability to attend regular appointments
By not following down the rabbit hole of these three reasons, we can keep treatment on target and expedite it with great compliance!

At Walt Orthodontics, we are committed to providing personalized care and guidance throughout your orthodontic journey. We understand the eagerness to complete treatment and are here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your treatment plan, feel free to contact us. Together, we can work towards achieving your dream smile efficiently and safely.

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!