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Most patients go into orthodontic treatment with one goal in mind: achieving a straight and beautiful smile. They put in the time and hard work to make it happen. From diligently cleaning their braces, to avoiding damaging foods, and attending their regular orthodontic checkups.

The day your braces finally come off is an exciting one! All of your hard work has paid off. It’s time to reveal the smile you’ve been waiting for. You can confidently laugh and pose for photos. No more worrying about food stuck in your braces. You’ll also be able to eat all of your favourite foods too! 

At Walt Orthodontics, our team focuses on transparency and strong communication with our patients. We’re here to share more about the process of removing your braces and what to expect when it comes to removing your braces. 

The Process 

We’ve detailed the main steps below:

  1. We will use a special pair of metal pliers to remove each bracket from your teeth. Most of the time, we’ll remove these brackets and the wires all at once.
  2. Glue will be removed. When the braces are removed, we are simply disconnecting the bracket from the glue. So the next step involves taking a dental handpiece and removing the glue. We use a special bur that only cuts glue and not tooth. After, we do a high shine and polish to the teeth so they are sparkling!
  3. We then do a digital scan of your teeth so we have a record of what your teeth look like. 
  4. We will use then 3D print your scan to create a retainer. You’ll take this retainer home with you and wear it regularly to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. 

And that’s it! The process is simple and painless. It often takes about an hour from start to finish. You may experience slight discomfort for the first day or two, as your teeth adjust to the change in pressure without your braces. However, in no time at all, you’ll be flashing that beautiful smile you’ve been dreaming of! 

Removing Invisalign 

When you’ve reached the end of your orthodontic journey with Invisalign, you’ll also come into our office for a removal. The process is different compared to removing metal braces. With Invisalign, you’ll simply come in to get your attachments removed. From there, you’ll stop using your Invisalign aligners and instead begin using your long-term retainer.

If you have further questions about removing your braces, or orthodontic treatment – we’re here for you! Walt Orthodontics offers braces and Invisalign for the Maple-Vaughan-Thornhill community. Contact us to get started with your free consultation today!

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!