My kid submitted her application to the USNA about 2-3 months ago. The Kid was approved by the USN Service Board and nominated by our congressional Rep for the USNA. She said the ranking officer of the USNA Board remarked: "the Navy would be lucky to have you". She has been recruited in her sport by the USNA and has been advised that based upon her recruiting visit to the USNA, her academics, her references, and her interviews she will be issued a LOA in the next couple of weeks. So its all good, and the USNA is her preferred destination.----But---- last week a problem surfaced around her DoD Physical. The Dr. reported that she has braces on her teeth and apparently this "revelation" is holding up her application. She has been wearing "invisiline" (removable plastic mouth guard) braces for about 3years. They don't set a date for removing the things, the orthodontist just tells you you are done one day and the kid stops putting them on in the morning. In any case she is at the very end of her treatment and planned is to stop wearing them in June with or without direction from the orthodontist. Now I am told that the revelation that she is currently wearing "braces" is holding up the formal submission of her application to the USNA. Question: Whats the best course of action to resolve this kind of thing?: Does she work thru the USNA coach that would like to have her at the USNA? Is there a specific form we can submit or an office we contact to resolve this? Any direction folks here can provide would be appreciated. Thanks BTW: I am sad that she will not be attending my under-grad alma-mater (close to home); but very proud of the choice she's made.