How To Straighten Teeth Fast

Inman Aligner 

The Inman Aligner is a perfect solution for overcrowding and crooked teeth. The Inman Aligner is another brand name for clear aligner therapy. The  It is a safe and cost efficient solution to straighten teeth in a short space of time. You only need to wear the Inman Aligner for 10 – 18 weeks in normal cases. Your front teeth will be gently guided to an ideal position in a matter of weeks.
Another huge advantage of the Inman Aligner is that it is removable. So if you have an event to attend you can remove it. You can also wear it all day and nobody will notice that you have something in your mouth as it is clear.
The Inman Aligner has Nickel Titanium coil springs that power two aligner bows that gently oppose each other, guiding the teeth into their new position. These gentle forces are active over a very large range of movement, which is why the Inman Aligner works so quickly


Inman Aligner before and after 2

Inman Aligner before and after

Teeth Straightening

How long is the treatment with the Inman Aligner?

Most cases are completed within 6-18 weeks. Your Inman Aligner dentist will give you a realistic guide of what to expect. He will do this first by analysing your teeth and then sending of impressions to the orthodontic lab. The lab will then give you a before and after scenario using predication techniques on a computer. We will then show you the photos of what your potential treatment might look like with a quote. Once approved we can begin your treatment and set appointments up with Dr Richard Huson.

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What's involved in Treatment with the Inman Aligner?

• Impressions are needed so that the lab can fabricate your custom made Inman Aligner
• Initial fitting of the Aligner
• Wear the Aligner 16-20 hours a day
• Regular Inman checks every 2-3 weeks
• As with other orthodontic treatment, after treatment is completed with the Inman Aligner, retention is recommended or life to prevent relapse.

Inman Aligner


Is Teeth Whitening Safe?

Is Teeth Whitening Good?

Many people would like their teeth whitened but are afraid of the side effects. So the question we ask is teeth whitening safe? Does teeth bleaching damage enamel? 

The results are guaranteed if done by a qualified dentist. According to the American Dental Association the bleaching ingredient carbamide peroxide is approved according to American standards and is both safe and effective. It won’t damage your enamel of your teeth neither is it cancer causing.

Keep in mind that there are minor side effects. This all depends on the concentration of carbamide peroxide used. If used at 15% at home every night for 14 nights then you should have very little irritation and sensitivity. The in office bleaching on the chair with a laser will cause a little more sensitivity and irritation as a dentist uses higher concentrations carbamide peroxide which is at 35%. That is why our treatment is a 14-day treatment at 15% carbamide peroxide followed by 35% carbamide peroxide in office bleach.

A common side effect of teeth whitening is tooth sensitivity. That is why we use 15% so that you will get less sensitivity. We find that rubbing some Colgate pro-sensitive or Sensodyne pro-repair on the teeth will help the sensitivity and also if you take a pain killer. This sensitivity usually doesn’t last very long and should subside in one or two day’s time. Another wise thing to ask your dentist if you have very sensitive teeth to give you a high concentration of fluoride several days before starting the teeth bleaching.

The best place to whiten your teeth is at a dentist. It is both safe and effective and you can go up to 9 shades whiter. It is the most effective treatment as compared to any other dental treatment. It is not good to get your teeth whitened at spas, cruise ships and salons. It is only safe at a dentist’s office due to the dentist conducting an exam before or prescribing a teeth whitening treatment. A dentist will make sure there are no broken or decayed teeth.

There are patients that get worried if the teeth whitening bleach will affect their dental amalgam or silver fillings. We have chosen to discontinue dental amalgam and silver fillings as we offer the latest technology. The Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) assures that it is not a real health issue. Not only is dental amalgam benign in its mercury content, but the bleach will not destroy other dental restorations like crowns and implants. It will also not have any effect on white colour fillings; it might slightly whiten the fillings. 

There are many blogs and natural ways to whiten teeth online but through research you should know that putting strawberry, coconut or lemon paste on your teeth will damage the enamel in the long term. Fruit acid wears away the top enamel making your teeth look whiter underneath in the short term. When enamel is worn away by acid, teeth begin to look worn, old, and discolored.

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is teeth whitening safe

Types of Dental Veneers

Dental Veneer Types 

There are two types of Dental Veneers that we use at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic. One is Porcelain Veneers and the other is Composite Veneers. Porcelain veneers is highly reccomended as it is the latest technology, does NOT discolor over time and one can pre-determine the shape and color.  Porcelain veneers also look very natural just like your natural teeth. It is the best option. Read below it find out the right option for you. 

Porcelain Veneers 

Porcelain veneers are usually the more expensive option, but the transformative effect they can have on a person’s smile makes them well worth the investment. The treatment will involve four appointments, with the initial preparation work being done with Dr Huson and the creation of the veneers taking place at our in house lab.

They are created specifically for your unique set of teeth and will be custom tailored to your individual tooth colour and shape. They are resistant to staining and are the ideal solution to more severe discoloration, chips or cracks, and they generally last much longer than other types of veneers.

At Silver Oaks Dental Clinic we highly recommend porcelain veneers. It is the latest technology.

Below is a before and after pic of porcelain veneers. The results are remarkable and you can see how porcelain veneers straighten and whiten teeth all in one go. This is a far more cost effective method than braces and provides quick results usually 3-4 appointments over a short period of time. This can transform your life and dramatically improve your confidence. Research suggests that improving your teeth can make you look 10 years younger. Prices start from R5500 and can go up to R9500. We use only the best manufacturers that are world renowned.

Porcelain Veneers BeforePorcelain Veneers After


Composite Veneers

We try and not use composite veneers has it discolors over time and you can’t pre determine the shape and color. It is also NOT resistant to staining. The big downside from composite veneers is that the finish often isn’t as good as you would get from porcelain veneers.

Regular cleaning and polishing of your porcelain veneers will keep them looking great, and as long as your daily dental hygiene is good they should last a long time. 

We offer three types of Porcelain Veneers at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic 

  • eMax
  • CEREC® Veneers
  • Zirconia

Dr Huson will analyse your teeth and then reccomend the best type suited for you. Chat to him about the various options during your consultation. Prices start from R5500 and can go up to R9500. Dr Richard Huson spent over 17 years in the UK working in the Harley Street Region of London where celebrities get their dental treatment. You are welcome to look at our before and after pics in our smile gallery and dental veneers page. 

Types of dental veneers

The cost of Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers Price 

The cost of Dental Veneers is much more affordable in Durban South Africa than it is in other first world countries. The quality of the treatment done at Silver Oaks Dental Clinic is matched to the Harley Street Region of London, United Kingdom (where celebrities get their cosmetic treatments). Dr Roy Huson worked for over 17 years in the United Kingdom in the Harley Street Region of London and worked under world renowned cosmetic dentist Dr Joe Oliver. All our products and services meet European Standards.

Getting porcelain veneers in Durban is also well within reach to those residing in the country. The cost of living is lower in some cities than others. An example of this would be Durban. Coupled with year round alluring weather, it is a favored destination among locals. It is here that the cost of Dental Veneers is most affordable, and with access to some well-respected cosmetic dentists. The cost of Dental Veneers will also depend on the type of material used in the manufacturing process. As mentioned both composite and porcelain can be used, however at Silver Oaks we prefer porcelain. This does mean that getting them fitted will be more expensive but they do last longer, so re-fitment will not be an issue for quite some time. You do not want to invest less now, only to return to have them replaced. Dentist expertise will determine the overall Cost of Veneers in Durban. Choose a dentist who has performed a fair amount of veneer procedures and who has now mastered the art of giving patients a natural looking smile. Dr Roy Huson has placed in excess 1000 Veneers and worked under celebrity dentist Dr Joe Oliver in the United Kingdom. His expertise and qualifications make him the go to person for Dental Veneers. The total cost of veneers starts from R5500 per tooth and will have to be paid out of pocket. This is to say, that because it is classified as a cosmetic procedure, it is not covered as part of dental insurance plans or medical aid. We also offer flexible financing options and affordable monthly installments. Chat to Dr Huson about our medical financing options.

Dental Veneers Cost


cost of dental veneers

Dental Veneers Price

How Dental Veneers Are Applied

Dental Veneers Procedure

First Appointment - Diagnosis and Treatment Planning 

This first step involves your active participation. Explain to Dr Huson the result that you would like. When you do come into Silver Oaks we will examine your teeth and check if dental Veneers are appropriate for you. Dr Huson will then discuss the procedure going forward. You will be given a treatment plan based on your cosmetic needs with a detailed quote on the cost. If you are happy with the initial proposal a study consult will be booked. At this appointment photos and models of your teeth and sometimes x-rays will be taken. This will allow Dr Huson to do a Digital Smile Design (DSD) mockup on your teeth to plan the ideal outcome. It is very important to communicate your desires and expectations to Dr Huson. Due to the latest technology in Digital Smile Design you will always know what the end result will look like before the work is finalised.

Second Appointment – Firstly a cleaning and (if required) a teeth whitening will be done.

Third Appointment - Once that is completed you will come back for the third appointment where Dr Huson will prepare your teeth for dental Veneers. Guided templates and stents are used to ensure that the absolute minimal enamel is removed from your tooth surface. (Often as little as 0.1 millimeters or often none at all). Dr Huson will also remove any evidence of decay and carefully shape the tooth to correct any chips or gaps.

Before trimming off the enamel, you and Dr Huson will decide the need for a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Dr Huson will give you options for a pain free treatment. Next, Dr Huson will make a model or impression of your tooth. This model is sent to our onsite lab technicans, who will then custom make your Dental Veneers. It usually takes about 10 days for Dr Huson to receive the Dental Veneers back from the laboratory. You will be given temporary Veneers in the meantime. These temporary  Dental Veneers match the planned final Dental Veneers. This gives you a chance to see what it would look like in your mouth and show them to your friends and family before fitting your final  Dental Veneers. At this stage simple changes to your final Veneers can still be made.

Fourth Appointment - Bonding is carried out before the Dental Veneer is permanently cemented to your tooth, your dentist will temporarily place it on your teeth to examine its fit and color. You will be then be shown the Veneers and slight adjustments can still be made at this stage because we have an onsite lab. Next, to prepare your tooth to receive the Veneer, your tooth will be cleaned, polished, and etched -- which roughens the tooth to allow for a strong bonding process. A special cement is applied to the Veneer and the Veneer is then placed on your tooth. Once properly positioned on the tooth, your dentist will apply a special light beam to the Dental Veneer, which activates chemicals in the cement, causing it to harden or cure very quickly. The final steps involve removing any excess cement, evaluating your bite and making any final adjustments in the Veneer as necessary. Your dentist may ask you to return for a follow-up visit in a couple of weeks to check how your gums are responding to the presence of your Veneers and to once again examine the Veneer's placement. A follow up visit a couple of weeks later is necessary for Dr Huson to see if the Veneers are indeed a success. Even if it is felt that the Veneers have adapted neatly to the mouth, this visit should not be skipped. 

The patient below had a smile makeover that consisted of Dental Veneers, Crowns and Braces

Dental Veneers Procedure

Prices start from R5500. All our manufacturers are world renowned and our veneers are of the best quality that should last you a lifetime if properly taken care of and if you follow the rules of the dentist.

Veneers Procedure