Are you medically qualified by DoDMERB? Typically an orthodontia questionnaire is completed if you have braces or a retainer. You need to certify:
Application for Service Academies: I acknowledge that my orthodontic appliances MUST be removed and all active treatment WILL be completed prior to arriving at the Academy.
Application for ROTC Program(s): I acknowledge that my orthodontic appliances MUST be removed and all active treatment WILL be completed prior to being commissioned at the end of my ROTC Program. Furthermore, “I acknowledge all financial responsibility for my orthodontic treatment and do not hold the military or ROTC responsible.
Retainer appliances are permissible for all applications provided all active treatment has been completed.
Certification: By signing and dating below, I fully understand the acknowledgement statements above.