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Getting braces can be a bit nerve wracking initially, but the results are undoubtedly worth it! If you’re considering braces for yourself or your child, you may be wondering when the best time to start the treatment is. Look no further than summer! Our Walt Orthodontics team is here to share why summer is the ideal season to embark on the journey of orthodontic treatment. 


No School

One of the key benefits of getting braces during summer is that there are no school-related concerns. Your child can enjoy the freedom of summer break without worrying about missing classes for orthodontic appointments. Plus, you won’t have to juggle scheduling appointments around their school timetable. It’s a win-win situation for both parents and children. 

At Walt Orthodontics we also offer virtual appointments. If you are traveling over summer and need to check-in with us, you can do so virtually too! 


Easier Adjustment

Braces can require a period of adjustment, and summer provides the perfect opportunity for this. With more personal time available, you or your child can become familiar with the braces upkeep routine, including how to brush and floss, wax application, rubber band placement, and dietary adjustments. The relaxed summer schedule allows for a smoother transition into the braces journey.

At Walt Orthodontics, our team is here to help with any adjustments and questions. We’ll prepare you with all the tips and tricks to make your journey as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. 


Summer Snacks

Who can resist indulging in some summer treats, like ice cream? The good news is that soft-serve ice cream is braces-friendly. Whether you’re an adult or a child, you can still enjoy this cool delight (in moderation) without worrying about damaging your braces. So, beat the heat and savor the joys of summer with some delicious ice cream.

Other delicious summer snacks that are braces-safe include frozen yogurt, watermelon and other fresh fruits (cut up into pieces), and smoothies. Looking for more ideas? Just ask the Walt Orthodontics team! 

There is never a perfect time like now to start on your journey to a healthier, aligned and more confident smile! Summer presents a range of benefits for both adults and children considering orthodontic treatment. From the relaxed schedule and easier adjustment to the opportunity to enjoy refreshing summer snacks, the sunny season offers the ideal backdrop for beginning your braces journey! If you’re ready to transform your smile, we encourage you to schedule a complimentary consultation with our Vaughan-Thornhill-Maple orthodontic team and discover the possibilities. Embrace the summer spirit and take the first step towards a straighter, healthier smile!

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!