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Gone Are The Days Of Traditional Train Tracks!

The world of Orthodontics has grown leaps and bounds over the last few decades. New research and innovative technology in Orthodontics has made the field much more appealing to people of all ages and backgrounds, and there are now a wide variety of treatment options whether a perspective patient is opting for clear plastic aligners or the more traditional treatment with metal braces.

Traditionally, metal braces are made of high-grade stainless steel and require the use of rubber bands (coloured elastics) to engage the wires and hold them in place.  This combination is historically referred to as train tracks.  Unfortunately, the use of rubber bands around each brace causes an increase in plaque build up and can wreak havoc on pre-teens and teens, who don’t always have the best tooth brushing habits to begin with.  Poor oral hygiene associated with braces can lead to increased risk of decay and gum disease, something that no parent ever wants to hear.

Enter the new age of Orthodontics and the innovative design of the self-ligating brace!

Self-ligating braces are made from the same material as traditional metal braces but instead of the requirement for rubber bands around each and every brace they use a specialized clip or door to hold the wires in place.  Self-ligating braces allow for a more constant, gentler force to be applied with less friction, resulting in increased comfort for the patient and less frequent trips to the Orthodontist office.  A win-win for everyone!  In addition, because there is no longer a requirement for the single rubber bands around each brace, there is improved oral hygiene and less risk for decay and gum disease.

At Walt Orthodontics, not only do we offer metal self-ligating braces, but we also offer the option for a more esthetic, ceramic (clear) self-ligating option as well.  Ask us more at your next visit!

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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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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!