Orthodontics

mjcjac

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Hi,
I had orthodontics on lower teeth placed 5 months ago, after DODMERB physical, to straighten out a 'snaggle tooth' :smile: and they are being removed next month. My orthodontist wanted to know if I want a fixed retainer placed in my mouth (behind my front teeth) or a removable mouth piece for sleeping. Are there any restrictions at the SA's concerning retainers placed in permanently? Anh help Mr. Mullen would be great. Thanks
 

navy1314

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i was also curious about this because i have a fixed retainer behind my lower front teeth and its been there since start of high school. Mine could probably be removed so it wouldnt cause too many problems
 

RetNavyHM

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A removable retainer (used only at night) or a permanent retainer (behind the teeth) are not an issue.
 

MullenLE

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mjcjac - "If" you have already taken your DoDMERB exam, pls cut and paste your posting to me, along with your full name and last 4 of your SSN. I will be able to provide you your exact status as our policiy in this area has recently changed.:thumb:
 

Mom1315

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:topic:

Not to hijack the thread, I've been away, and now am back!! :biggrin:
RetNavy! I have read through zillions of postings with your wisdom on them. I am so glad you are back! I am new to the forum this year and lots of my questions were answered by your previous postings! So nice to have you back!
 
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