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Orthodontics, like everything else, is constantly evolving with advancements in technology. Over the past decade, there has been a shift from analog-style treatment to digital treatment. Some orthodontic offices have chosen to embrace the digital future while others prefer to keep one foot in the past.

Analog orthodontics consists of stock braces being placed on every patient. This ensures little-to-no customization in the position of the teeth. A stock wire is then placed inside the braces. After several months of transitioning from thin to thick wires, the orthodontist does artistic wire bends to tweak teeth into their desired positions. When it comes time for retainers, goopy impressions or molds are used to fabricate a plaster model.

Have you ever lost your retainer and asked your orthodontist if a new one could be made without having to come in for an appointment? Chances are you had to come in again since your retainer was made using this analog system.

Let’s contrast this with digital orthodontics. Before treatment begins, the patient’s mouth is scanned using a 3D scanner (no radiation). In our office we use an iTero scanner. From there, the orthodontist is responsible for moving the teeth into their final position, using the help of computer technology to ensure optimal position. Custom clear aligners (Invisalign) or custom braces are then generated off of 3D printed models. When it comes time for retainers, the mouth is scanned again and a digital record is kept. A 3D printer is then used to generate resin models. Because of the digital record, the models can be re-printed in the future if needed.

If the technology is there to achieve more accurate tooth movement and a better patient experience, why not use it? Analog has lost every battle with digital over the past 20 years – and it appears orthodontics will not be any different. Embrace the future at our orthodontic office in Vaughan!

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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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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!