Home-Dr. Marvin A. Kornmehl is a leading and highly respected Orthodontist in Monmouth and Ocean Counties, providing superior orthodontic care to children, adolescents, and adults.  Our office uses the latest technology to ensure that each patient receives the highest level of individual care according to patient needs.   Our friendly and knowledgeable staff works closely with Dr. Kornmehl with the commitment and passion to achieve a priceless, beautiful, and healthy SMILE!

“Dr. Kornmehl is the best Orthodontist in the world! Over the years Dr. Kornmehl has transformed my teeth from a severe overbite and a lot of spacing to a smile that is priceless!  The compliment I receive time and time again is how beautiful my smile is.  Wearing braces changed my life, I was no longer insecure about smiling and talking.  Now I smile all the time and when someone tells me, “You’re smile is beautiful”, I say, “Thanks, Dr. Kornmehl fixed them!” -Victoria, NJ

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About Us-Dr. Kornmehl is a graduate of the University of Buffalo, where he received his Bachelors Degree in Biology, Magna Cum Laude and was elected Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.  He attended Dental School at the University of Buffalo.  Dr. Kornmehl completed a residency in Orthodontics at New York University.  He had practiced Orthodontics in New York until he moved to Howell.  Dr. Kornmehl is now a pioneer in Howell Township, where he has become the first full time Orthodontist. Our Staff is friendly and knowledgeable and always wears a smile!  Thanks to them our office is sterile, organized, and comfortable.  Our Office Manager, Linda, has worked with Dr. Kornmehl for 16 years and is a Certified Dental Assistant with an X-ray license.

Before & After-Dr. Marvin Kornmehl has had his practice for 19 years. Here are just a few of his cases, before and after.

First Appointment-After you have called our office to schedule your New Patient Appointment, you can download all of the paper work, so less time is wasted in the waiting room. There is a $50 consultation fee.

Patient Forms consist of Medical History and Consent (in PDF Form)

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Children's Braces-Most parents consider having their child see an orthodontist for two reasons:

  • Their dentist has told them that their child's teeth are misaligned, a problem which will eventually affect their oral health
  • They are concerned about the appearance of their child's mouth. Large spaces between the teeth, crooked lower teeth, and a protruding over-bite or bucked teeth are a few of the most common complaints.

    The following are frequently asked questions we hear from parents considering orthodontic treatment for your children.

What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has successfully completed at least two academic years of continuous advanced studies in an orthodontic program of a dental school or institution approved by the American Dental Association. This advanced training includes such diverse studies as physics, embryology, genetics, human growth and development, biophysics and engineering. Only those dentists with this advanced education can announce that they are orthodontists.

Why should I be concerned about my child's bite?
A bad bite can be detrimental to the future of your child's mouth. Restorations, crowns or bridges are often impossible for a dentist to perform without prior repositioning of the teeth by an orthodontist. Properly aligned and supported teeth are healthier, easier to clean, and therefore more likely to last throughout a patient's lifetime.

At what age should my child see an orthodontist?
Most authorities agree that six or seven is a good age for your child's first orthodontic examination. Conditions may be found that can be corrected at this early age by interceptive measures. This often will lessen or eliminate the need for help at an older age. That in turn can be a savings in the total cost of your child's orthodontic correction.

PLEASE don't wait until your child has lost all of his or her baby teeth. There are definite advantages to correcting many problems at an early age. Waiting until all baby teeth are lost can often complicate an otherwise fairly simple problem. Let your orthodontist decide the best time to intercept or correct your child's orthodontic problem.

What causes crooked teeth?
Crowed teeth, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, premature loss of baby teeth, a poor breathing airway caused by enlarged adenoids or tonsils can all contribute to poor tooth positioning. And then there are the hereditary factors. Extra teeth, large teeth, missing teeth, wide spacing, small jaws-all can be causes of crowded teeth.

What part does heredity play?
Heredity is a complicated combination of factors. Both parents may have perfectly aligned teeth, and the first child's teeth may erupt uneventfully. Then comes the second child and it is as if hereditary factors are working against each other. The child's teeth appear normal, but their alignment is going to cause problems in the future. So, assume neither the best nor the worst. Have your orthodontist evaluate your child's bite and proceed from there.

How do orthodontists straighten teeth?
Tooth movement is actually a normal response to light pressure. Pressure is applied by using a variety of orthodontic appliances, the most common being a brace or bracket attached to the teeth and connected by an archwire. Periodic changing of these archwires puts pressure on the teeth. At different stages of treatment your child may wear a headgear, elastics, a positioner or a retainer.

Will my child look funny?
Not necessarily. Minor corrections can be accomplished with braces completely concealed within the mouth. More involved treatment may require braces on the teeth to successfully move them to the desired positions. Braces are the handles used to move your teeth in a positive manner. They vary from the conventional steel brackets cemented on the teeth to less obvious brackets bonded or cemented to the outer surfaces of the teeth. Plastic braces may be used for minor corrections. Ceramic brackets, which blend with the color of the teeth, are less obvious to the casual observer and offer the versatility of regular stainless steel braces. The latest ones are translucent enough to actually allow the natural shading of the teeth to show through. In all cases, regardless of the braces used on your child's teeth, the activating part of the braces is the wire that goes from tooth to tooth. It is not uncommon to observe half of the children in a school with some sort of braces. Many kids consider braces cool.

Will it hurt?
Discomfort has to result when we loosen a tooth for movement. This usually lasts about 48 to 72 hours and then the teeth are comfortable again. Each succeeding adjustment will mean some minor discomfort, although our patients report a lessening of the discomfort as the treatment progresses.

What about extra-curricular activities?
We heartily encourage your child to pursue extra-curricular interests. Athletics can be a regular part of this routine. Speech may at first be somewhat effected, but only for a day or two. so we tell our patients that orthodontics is a normal part of this phase in their lives and that treatment should not preclude any activities they usually pursue within their school's programs.

How much will it cost?
Do not assume your treatment will cost the same as someone else's. Because no two problems are the same, treatment plans and accompanying costs will vary among patients. Those factors affecting the simplicity or complexity of your problem will be explained in detail by your orthodontist. All offices offer reasonable payment plans, conveniently spread over the estimated treatment period.

How often will my child need office visits?
Appointments can be scheduled from two- to multiple-week intervals, depending on the stage treatment. In the initial stage, the appointments are more frequent. Once the appliances (braces) are in place, appointments are scheduled at longer intervals. Every effort will be made to schedule appointments after school hours, but at times your child will have to come during school hours. School authorities are usually understanding.

Will my dental insurance pay for it?
Today many dental policies include orthodontic benefits. For questions concerning eligibility, a pre-determination of available benefits can be requested from your insurance company representative. Some companies require submission of a diagnosis and treatment begins. The percentage of reimbursement varies from plan to plan.

How long will treatment take?
Orthodontic correction can vary from the comparatively simple closing of front spaces in a few months, to the realignment of unsightly and disfiguring teeth. In the young child or the adolescent, treatment is a much a critical matter of timing nd guidance as anything else. The usual treatment time varies from eighteen months to three years depending on the complexity of the problem.

A two-phase treatment is sometimes indicated. This means an early interceptive treatment is necessary. Then, a waiting period as the face and dentition matures. Finally, a finishing period of treatment if it is indeed indicated.

Will the improvement be permanent?
The combined experience of orthodontists across the country points to a 95% permanent improvement rate. Teeth, like all parts of the body, are constantly changing and adapting. Where growth guidance is accomplished, the results are usually permanent. Jaw relationships affecting facial patterns that continue to change even past adolescence. (Should this be the case with your child, of course it will be discussed thoroughly so you are made aware of any detrimental growth indications.) Conscientious retainer wear following treatment will minimize minor movement or relapse.

Adult Braces-Most adults consider seeing an orthodontists for two reasons:

  • Their dentist has told them that their teeth are misaligned, a problem which will eventually affect their oral health
  • They are unhappy with the appearance of their mouth. Large space between their teeth, crooked lower teeth, and a protruding over-bite or buck teeth are a few of the most common complaints. The qualified orthodontist is trained to correct such problems.

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions by adults considering orthodontic treatment.

Am I too old for orthodontics?
There is no age limit for orthodontics. Teeth and tissue are essentially the same in both adults and children. Orthodontics can successfully realign crooked teeth or a protruding overbite regardless of your age.

How long will it take?
Treatment, orthodontic correction, can vary from the comparatively simple closing of front spaces in a few months, to the realignment of unsightly and disfiguring teeth, to a complete rehabilitation of a neglected mouth that could take up to two years or longer.

Most orthodontists agree that adult treatment will usually take from 10 to 20 percent longer due to the difference in the physiologic responses of the tissues in the mouth of an adult as compared with a ten-or twelve-year-old. Simply put, an adult's bone structure is more dense and firmly set, so a slightly longer response time to tooth movement can be expected.

How much will it cost?
Adult orthodontic fees are only slightly higher than those required for younger patients. All offices offer reasonable payment plans, conveniently spread over the estimated treatment period. Do not assume your treatment will cost the same as someone else's. Because no two problems are the same, treatment plans and accompanying cost will vary among patients. Those factors affecting the simplicity or complexity of your problem will be explained in detail by your qualified orthodontist.

Can my appearance be improved?
Yes! Dramatic changes in a person's smile and profile can be achieved. A person can actually look years younger by straightening crooked teeth or correcting an overbite or an underbite. A beautiful smile can increase self-confidence and, in turn, a sense of well-being.

How do orthodontists straighten teeth?
Tooth movement is actually a normal response to light pressures exerted on teeth. Pressure is applied by using a variety of orthodontic hardware (appliances), the most common being a brace or bracket attached to the teeth and connected by wires. By tightening the wires, the teeth receive the needed pressure.

Teeth are suspended in a membrane which, in turn, is surrounded by bone. When pressure is applied to a tooth, it causes this membrane to be compressed on one side and stretched on the other side. The bone then responds to this pressure by dissolving on one side and rebuilding to fill the empty space on the other side. Step by step, teeth are moved and Mother Nature rebuilds-often stronger than before. Over-erupted or extruded teeth can actually be eased back into their supporting bone.

Will it hurt?
Discomfort has to result when we loosen a tooth for movement. This usually lasts about 48 to 72 hours and then the teeth are comfortable again. Each succeeding adjustment will mean some minor discomfort, although our adult patients report a reduction in pain as the treatment progresses.

Why should I be concerned about a bad bite?
Bad bites can be detrimental to a patient's health. Restorations, crowns or bridges are often impossible for a dentist to perform without prior repositioning of the teeth by an orthodontist. Properly aligned and supported teeth are healthier, easier to clean, and therefore more likely to last throughout a patient's lifetime.

Will I look funny?
Not necessarily so. Minor corrections can be accomplished with braces completely concealed within the mouth. More involved treatment may require braces on the teeth to successfully move them to the desired positions. Braces are the handles used to move your teeth in a positive manner. They vary from the conventional steel bands cemented around the teeth to less obvious brackets bonded o cemented to the outer surfaces of the teeth. Plastic braces may be used for minor corrections. Ceramic brackets, which are translucent, allow the natural color of the teeth to show and are much less obvious to the casual observer. They offer the versatility of regular stainless steel braces as well. Of course, in all cases, regardless of the braces used on your teeth, the activation part your braces is the wire that goes from tooth to tooth.

Adult patients make up 15 to 30 percent of most orthodontic practices. some orthodontists are reporting as many as half of their patients are adults. It is becoming a more common option for adults who are unhappy with their present appearance.

What about surgical correction?
Surgical intervention called ortho-gnathic surgery can offer dramatic results in certain cases where jaw relationships are so severely malposed that tooth movement alone cannot accomplish desired changes. This treatment requires close cooperation between your orthodontist and the oral surgeon. If indicated this can be a viable alternative to conventional orthodontic treatment.

How often will I need office visits?
Appointments can be scheduled from two- to multiple-week intervals, depending on your stage of treatment. In the initial stage, the appointments are more frequent. Once the appliances (braces) are in place, the adjustment appointments are scheduled at longer intervals.

Will my dental insurance pay for it?
Today many dental policies include orthodontic benefits. For questions concerning eligibility, a pre-determination of available benefits can be requested from your insurance company representative. Some companies require a diagnosis and treatment plan as well as a suggested payment schedule by your orthodontist.

Will the improvement be permanent?
The combined experience of orthodontists across the country points to a 95% permanent improvement rate. Teeth, like all parts of the body, are constantly changing and adapting. You must remember: teeth that have been crooked for years have marvelous memories. Minor movement or relapse must be expected, but conscientious wear of retainers following treatment can minimize these changes.

What are you waiting for?
The answers to your individual problems can come only after consultation with your orthodontist. The suggestions given here are intended to answer your questions in general. Specific questions deserve more detailed explanations.

Contact Us-Feel free to call us at 732-364-1323 or email us at info@kornmehlorthodontics.com
We will answer any additional questions you may have. Our office hours are as follows:
Monday 10:30-6
Tuesday 10:30-7
Wednesday 10:30-7
Thursday 10:30-6
*Lunch break from 1-2:30

103 Candlewood Commons
Howell, NJ 07731

From Route 9 North
Go southbound past Route I-195.  Go past Aldrich Road (2nd traffic light).  Proceed to jug handle on right to make left onto Salem Hill Road.  Then make 3rd right into Candlewood Commons. First Building on the right, office 103.

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Go northbound on Route 9 until you see K-Mart Shopping  Plaza on the left, this is New Friendship Road.  Proceed to next traffic light by Sovereign Bank.  Turn right onto Salem Hill Road.  Make the 3rd right into Candlewood Commons.  First Building on the right office 103.

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