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Hey chaps. A buddy of mine was asking about this, and wonders if you can join with braces or a retainer ? He is missing a front tooth ( hockey :D ) and wears a retainer with a fake one. Is this OK ?
 

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Orthodontic treatment usually has to be completed before you can be passed fit for entry.

In some instances, the service may be prepared to complete the final stages of treatment for a removable, rather than permanent brace. In short, yep, you guessed it....the Medical Officer is the one who makes the call.
 

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Do you know of anyone that wore a retainer and got in Ninja ?. Like someone that was missing teeth and wore like fake teeth ?. Sorry for all the questions, my friend just wants to know and does not have a computer.
 

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Have to say I honestly don't know on that particular one, sorry I can't give an immediate answer, but will try to find out & post on this thread this next week.
 

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Awesome, thanks buddy. He just wears like a retainer. Getting the tooth replaced is like $2000 and takes 6 - 9 months. Doesn't *text deleted* wait or put the money into it.
 

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i know someone who is in 2 Military Transport Unit based at RAF Wittering and he has a brace, but because he is in transport, this may of been allowed.

hope this helps.
 

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a guy on my prmc was wearing a brace. and i wear a retainer from time to time
 

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awesome, thanks, for that will and Commando. I'll also see what Ninja comes up with :).
 

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i might not understand the full aspect of the question but why would u care about a tooth which is missing ? your joining the marines not a fashion show *text deleted* (joke) :wink: :wink: good luck to your friend and i didnt mean any offence im purley bored and miserable
 

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Oh plummy, keep your head up mate !!. Yea thats what I told him, you look TOUGH without a front tooth, no one will *text deleted* with ya, but, on the other hand, no girl will *text deleted* ya either haha.

I know how you feel plummy, Im bummed out cause I hurt my knee really bad. Just crack on !.
 

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*text deleted* if a tooth is going to stop him Ty i would tell him to go somewhere else mate , nothing would stop me :D and my foot feels much better thanks good luck to you nd your friend
 

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OK, the advice on this one is that false or capped teeth are usually OK, however if the retainer involves ongoing treatment, then that treatment usually needs to be completed before you can be passed fit.
 

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Medical/Dental

Hey everyone,

I have my interview soon and the medical will follow shortly, but I have othodontic dental braces and I would like to know if they will fail me because of this?

Many Thanks,

Mikey (RMR BRISTOL, CARDIFF)
 

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Hiya Mikey

Welcome to the site.

The navy will not finance any ongoing orthodontic or dental treatment & the issue will probably (I'm guessing) revolve around whether it's a removable brace or fixed brace.

Either way, please DO NOT discontinue the treatment and end up with teeth like a busted piano (like I have) it's very much worth finishing the treatment whatever.

Obviously the definitive answer (sorry, a yawn I know...) is only given by the medical officer at your AFCO.

Good luck to you.
 

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Thanks Buddy

Thanks for the advice, and for the record they are fixed braces. The problem begin if I do need them off but choose to keep them on to finish treatment the next intake is not tell September. I wonder if a retainer to wear at night would stop them going all haywire.

Cheers Buddy,
 

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I wonder if a retainer to wear at night would stop them going all haywire.

Cheers Buddy,

Happy to help,

The obvious one here is to speak with your "Fang Farrier" (Orthodontist) before your medical if possible.

Good luck.
 

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Happy to help,

The obvious one here is to speak with your "Fang Farrier" (Orthodontist) before your medical if possible.

Well thanks just wikid i'm seeing my othodontist on monday (week before the interveiw), I think what i'l do is speak with him and get his advice and maybe ask him to write me a letter saying they will be off soon.

Thanks you were a great help =]
 

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I have a fixed brace and I have my medical on 13 th I will tell you what he says
 

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bloody he'll that was fast!! Haha I like to see people who at keen good stuff!!
 
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