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Orthodontic treatments extend far beyond creating a visually appealing smile. They are crucial for maintaining and improving oral hygiene, which helps prevent a variety of dental issues. At Walt Orthodontics, we emphasize the significance of oral health and offer tailored guidance to our patients throughout their treatment. This blog post delves into how orthodontic care enhances oral hygiene and helps in the prevention of dental diseases.

Orthodontic Treatments and Oral Hygiene

Orthodontic devices like braces can complicate oral hygiene due to the crevices and spaces that may trap food and plaque. However, these challenges present an opportunity to reinforce good oral hygiene practices. Studies suggest that patients who receive consistent guidance from their orthodontists show significant improvements in maintaining oral cleanliness. Adhering to a meticulous cleaning regimen, including brushing, flossing, and using specific oral health products, is essential. Learn more about these techniques at Dimensions of Dental Hygiene.

Preventing Dental Issues Through Orthodontic Care

Aligned teeth are vital for more than aesthetics. They facilitate easier cleaning. The reduction in hard-to-reach areas… decreases the potential for plaque buildup, gum disease, and tooth decay. Orthodontic treatment helps space the teeth more evenly, which significantly reduces these risks and improves oral health outcomes. Discover further insights on this topic at Frontiers in Oral Health.

Advanced Techniques for Enhanced Oral Hygiene

The evolution of orthodontic appliances has greatly contributed to easier maintenance of oral hygiene. For example, removable appliances like clear aligners can be taken out before meals and cleaning, allowing for better access to all surfaces of the teeth. This accessibility helps in maintaining superior periodontal health compared to those using fixed orthodontic appliances. Detailed information is available on MDPI Healthcare.

Professional Guidance and Regular Monitoring

Continuous professional care is vital during orthodontic treatment. Regular visits to the orthodontist allow for the assessment of the patient’s oral hygiene and immediate intervention if issues are detected. Orthodontists also play a role in educating patients about effective cleaning techniques and the importance of maintaining these practices throughout their treatment journey.


Orthodontic treatment profoundly impacts oral hygiene and aids in preventing various dental issues. At Walt Orthodontics, we prioritize educating our patients on effective oral hygiene practices and provide comprehensive support throughout their treatment process. Opting for orthodontic care is not only an investment in a beautiful smile but also in long-term oral health.

If you’re interested in learning more about how orthodontic treatment can benefit your dental health, or if you need guidance on maintaining oral hygiene with orthodontic appliances, feel free to contact us! Our dedicated team is committed to ensuring that your journey to a healthy smile is smooth and successful.

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.

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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!