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The question “Why are braces so expensive?” is one that we see frequently online. It’s a valid query, given the significant investment braces represent for many families. As a practice committed to innovation, aesthetics, and going above and beyond expectations, we believe it’s essential to provide clarity on this topic. Let’s delve into the factors that contribute to the cost of braces and why they are considered a valuable investment in long-term oral health.


The Complexity of Orthodontic Treatment

Orthodontic treatment, particularly with braces, is a complex medical procedure that requires a high level of expertise. Braces are not just about straightening teeth; they involve the careful alignment of the jaw and bite, which can impact overall oral health and function. This complexity requires the skills of a trained orthodontist, who has undergone years of specialized education beyond dental school. For more information on our team’s qualifications, visit our our web pages: Dr. Walt, Dr. Grossman and Team page.


Quality and Customization of Materials

The materials used in braces, including brackets, wires, and bands, are highly specialized and made from quality materials designed to be durable and effective. Each component is tailored to the patient’s specific needs, ensuring a customized fit and optimal treatment outcome. These materials, coupled with the latest technology used in their application and adjustment, contribute to the overall cost. Especially in today’s landscape where treatment is digitally treatment planned, starting with an iTero scan. LightForce braces and Invisalign clear aligners are fabricated off these scans and are 100% custom made.


Long-term Treatment and Care

Orthodontic treatment with braces is a long-term commitment, often spanning several years. This includes regular adjustments, monitoring, and aftercare to ensure the teeth move correctly and maintain their new position. The cost of braces encompasses this ongoing care and supervision by a specialist orthodontist, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of treatment throughout their journey. The cost of treatment includes all appointments while undergoing active treatment.


The Value of a Lasting Smile

While the upfront cost of braces may seem high, it’s important to consider the long-term value. Properly aligned teeth not only enhance aesthetics but also contribute to better oral health, reducing the risk of issues such as tooth decay, gum disease, and jaw pain. The investment in braces is an investment in your or your child’s overall well-being. Our testimonials page showcases some of the transformative journeys our patients have experienced.


Comparing Costs with Other Dental Treatments

When considering the cost of braces, it’s helpful to compare it with other dental treatments. Braces can prevent the need for more invasive and expensive dental procedures in the future. This preventative approach can lead to significant savings in the long run.



Understanding the cost of braces involves recognizing the expertise, quality, and long-term care that goes into orthodontic treatment. At Walt Orthodontics, we are committed to providing exceptional care and ensuring our patients see the value in their investment. For more information or to discuss financing options, please schedule a consultation. Your journey to a lifetime of beautiful smiles starts here.

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!