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Invisalign® and braces in Crouch End

Achieving straighter, healthier and more attractive teeth is easier than ever thanks to the comprehensive range of teeth straightening treatments at our Crouch End dental practice. Choose from traditional braces, Invisalign and more today.

Invisalign clear aligners explained

  • Invisalign treatment provided by our specialist orthodontist. Your treatment will be in expert hands with Dr Farooq Ahmed.

  • A modern lifestyle choice. Invisalign aligners offer the comfort and convenience needed to fit with a busy lifestyle

  • A tried and trusted solution. More than 10 million patients can’t be wrong

  • Digital impressions keep things accurate and clean. No messy moulds required, digital impressions and computer-aided design produce bespoke aligners to your exact specifications

  • Greater comfort and control. Invisalign is universally considered more comfortable than braces, while keeping you firmly in control over your treatment

  • Removable aligners. No need to compromise on what you eat thanks to removable Invisalign aligners

  • Cleaner, healthier teeth. Removable aligners also mean that brushing and flossing your teeth is simple, with no brackets or wires to work around

  • Predictable results. Thanks to the technology used, we will be able to show you what your smile will look like at the end of treatment, before you even begin!

  • Fast-acting. You could start to see your teeth moving to their new positions just weeks after you begin treatment

  • Flexible payment options. You don’t need to save up to get started with our interest-free payment plans. Enquire with our team to find out more

Duration of treatment

  • Occasional appointments (fewer than with braces)

  • Between 6 and 18 months depending on the level of work required

Cost of Invisalign

  • This will depend on your specific requirements. Your Invisalign dentist will be able to give you an estimate at your consultation appointment 

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What you need to know about Invisalign at Middle Lane

  • How does Invisalign work?

    Invisalign is an innovative new technique that uses a series of removable, clear plastic aligners. These aligners are worn over the top of the teeth and apply gentle, consistent force to them to make incremental adjustments to their position. Each aligner represents a different stage in the treatment, so they must be worn in the order directed for as long as directed (typically 1-2 weeks per aligner) before moving onto the next in the series. They also need to be worn for at least 22 hours per day to be effective, only being removed for cleaning your teeth and eating. 

  • What are the benefits of Invisalign?

    There are a number of reasons why many patients are now choosing Invisalign to straighten their teeth, correct their bite and improve the appearance of their smile. The most obvious is the level of discretion that they afford, with Invisalign clear aligners being virtually invisible when worn. This makes them ideal for anyone looking for discreet teeth straightening in North London. 

    Convenience is another huge factor, with the removable nature of Invisalign making them a popular choice for people who want to eat and drink without compromise, and who have busy schedules without the time for regular appointments to adjust braces. And with no brackets or wires to worry about, Invisalign is considered a much less invasive and uncomfortable treatment than conventional orthodontic braces.

  • How long will Invisalign take to straighten my teeth?

    This really depends on the complexity of your misalignment, whether you are experiencing any bite problems and if you are following the instructions provided with your Invisalign treatment. If you fail to wear your aligners for the recommended minimum period of 22 hours per day, you could severely delay your treatment and this could lead to you starting new aligners early, before teeth have moved, and this could flag up a range of other and potentially more serious problems. 

    Your Invisalign dentist will be able to estimate how long your treatment should take provided that you wear them as directed.

  • Does Invisalign hurt?

    Moving your teeth into a new and improved position is going to be a little uncomfortable, but patients agree that Invisalign is a lot less uncomfortable than achieving this using traditional orthodontic braces. This is typically worse in the first week of wearing each aligner as they can feel quite tight against your teeth. If you need to, you can take over the counter pain relief to help. Although Invisalign can be uncomfortable, patients who choose it can avoid the tightening as well as the potential sharpness of the brackets and wires of conventional braces. Most patients agree that the benefits of Invisalign far outweigh the discomfort associated with the treatment. 

  • Do I have to worry about my aligners becoming stained?

    One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign is that the clear plastic aligners mean that the treatment is very discreet. If your aligners become stained, they will naturally start to become more visible. Fortunately, there are things that you can do to prevent this from happening. These include not smoking (since nicotine causes everything it comes into contact with to be stained yellow), and remembering to remove your aligners before you eat and drink. You should also take care of them properly by brushing them exactly as our team directs you to.

Expert care with our specialist orthodontist

You can have complete peace of mind that your orthodontic treatment at Crouch Hall Dental Care will be carried out by our specialist orthodontist Dr Farooq Ahmed.

We believe in the importance of offering our patients a dental team that consists of people with the highest level of skills. This ensures that our patients receive excellent care, with phenomenal results. This is why we are pleased to offer all orthodontic treatment at Crouch Hall Dental Care by specialist orthodontist Dr Farooq Ahmed. As a specialist, Dr Farooq has undertaken additional training to ensure that he offers his patients expert orthodontic treatment every time.

Dr Farooq has a wealth of experience and can treat simple straightening as well as complex cases to a very high standard. His expertise means that your care will be in the best hands. Dr Farooq is friendly and caring, and he will ensure that your treatment revolves purely around your own needs and smile goals.

Dr Farooq Ahmed has a variety of orthodontic systems at his fingertips, meaning that he will be able to find the perfect solution to your unique teeth straightening needs – that’s the beauty of being treated by a specialist orthodontist! He is pleased to provide treatment to patients at Crouch Hall using Invisalign, clear aligners, ceramic (tooth-coloured) fixed braces, lingual braces, and fixed metal braces.

Invisalign not right for you? Check out our alternative teeth straightening solutions

While many patients are great candidates for Invisalign, it’s not necessarily right for everyone. Fortunately, we have a number of alternative smile straightening solutions at our Crouch End dental clinic.

If Invisalign isn’t right for you, you don’t need to worry. There are several other teeth straightening treatments that are highly effective and successful. These include fixed metal braces, which are particularly good for complex bite and orthodontic issues. Modern fixed braces have evolved considerably from their early days, and today they can be customised with colours of your choice to keep you feeling funky while you undergo treatment. Many adults who are undergoing orthodontic treatment opt for ceramic fixed braces which use tooth-coloured brackets and wires to offer maximum discretion. 

If you are seriously worried about the appearance of your teeth during orthodontic treatment, but Invisalign isn’t the best solution for you, you may want to consider lingual braces. These clever braces are fitted behind your teeth rather than in front, and this helps keep your treatment secret from everyone around you.

At Middle Lane Dental, we’ll always be straight with you 

We pride ourselves on keeping patients fully informed and in control of their treatment at every stage of their journey.

If you want a dental practice that is committed to honest and transparent treatment and care, you’ll be pleased to know that we are accepting new patients from Crouch End, Hornsey, Finsbury Park, Hampstead, Muswell Hill and Finchley. 

Join the Middle Lane Dental family and you can too can benefit from:

Affordable treatment

Take advantage of our flexible payment options including no deposit and 0% interest on some treatments


As specialists in pain management, we want you to be calm and comfortable whenever you visit our practice

Convenient appointments

Early morning, evening and weekend appointments make it easier to get high quality dental care when it suits you

Specialist team

Our highly qualified dental specialists provide exceptional care for every patient we see

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