Hello, I was asked to complete an orthodontic remedial questionairre because I have braces. I had my orthodontist do the paperwork, and I noticed that he said all my active treatment would be completed by June 2011, with the word 'retention' in () next to it. So, when I sent the letter back to DoDMERB, I included a cover letter very clearly explaining that my braces will be removed in late April of 2008 and that I failed to make the fact that retainers don't count as active treatment clear to my orthodontist until after he had filled out the form. Today I see that DoDMERB updated my website with the DQ code "D004.00". I have several questions. -Is this a temporary DQ until I get my braces off in April? -If it is temporary, how do I go about notifying them to get the DQ removed when the end of April rolls around and I get them off? -If it is not just temporary, can I get a waiver? -If appropriate, how do I start the waiver process? How soon should I start it? -Am I correct that you can have a retainer so long as the braces are off? Thanks in advance!