Tom___________
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Hi,

I have my medical for the Royal Air Force coming up to be a medic. I currently have fixed braces and I’ve had them about 9 months. It’s also planned that I’ll have lower jaw surgery in June of this year. I was looking to begin training around September time giving me long enough to finish my studies and recover from my surgery. I’m wondering are fixed braces incompatible with joining the RAF?

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You probably need to ask the AFCO. I seem to recall that they are, and there may also be a longer block on joining after an operation - a year rings a bell. You need to get the facts, and the latest medical facts come from the AFCO.
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Hi,

I have my medical for the Royal Air Force coming up to be a medic. I currently have fixed braces and I’ve had them about 9 months. It’s also planned that I’ll have lower jaw surgery in June of this year. I was looking to begin training around September time giving me long enough to finish my studies and recover from my surgery. I’m wondering are fixed braces incompatible with joining the RAF?

Regards,
Tom
Hi Tom

It will depend on what's required from you to go back for your braces and also what surgery you're having. You'll be asked about it during your medical, as you won't be able to get time off from phase one training for dental work etc.

There's a possibility that you may be found Temporarily Medically Unfit at your medical which will mean you'll need to either wait or re-apply once all of your dental treatment is completed. However, your medical will give you full details.

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Adam
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