will the army fix my teeth?

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Regular Soldier Recruitment' started by Sedgwick, May 30, 2013.

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  1. I'm half way through signing up and i've recently found out that you can't actually join until any dental fixtures such as braces are removed. unfortunately i have braces, so i was wondering if i had them removed prior to joining, will the army dentists fix my teeth or would it just be a better idea to wait until the civvy dentists have finished their bit then carry on the process? thanks for the help.

    (sorry wasn't too sure what section to post this either.)
  2. The dentist will be back at tooth hurty........

    Sorry, couldn't resist! :)
  3. Sensible reply beofre I get banned again. You need to ask a recruiter direct mate, far too specialised a question for here mate. Good luck RIP dusty etc etc etc
  4. The army ruined my teeth.

    Well, it was actually me being very drunk gobbing off to some civvy *****.

    I blame the army though they did fix them free of charge. Even gave me a gold one.
  5. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    go through the process but defer until he metalwork is off. its partly to get the army out of continuing your treatment but also to prevent the massive damage that can occur if you have an accident in basic like a face full of assault course - which they will be liable to repair.
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  6. You won't be laughing about that when you get your revised pension statement :)
  7. Well the ******* thing fell out years ago anyway.
  8. If you had the braces taken off early, then you would still be needing dental treatment (assuming the brace isn't just for cosmetic reasons) and therefore still ineligible. A proper dentist may well pop along soon with a better answer though
  9. i'm at the point where i can't go any further until they're off anyway and i'm not to keen on the idea of waiting another 18 months to put on the uniform, but i mean if i demanded the braces were removed before i joined, would the army guys then sort my teeth out during basic or would i have to just deal with the bad teeth?

    it wasn't a problem before these bloody capita resourcing people took over the recruitment process.
  10. Yes, it was. The Forces would like you to be 100% in working order, not a patch up that they then have to work on.
  11. that makes sense but i think they were put on more for cosmetic reasons than anything, like my teeth aren't causing me any problems apart from being a bit out of place. i'll have a chat with my orthodontist, considering he was an ex para he should know what to do.
  12. Careful what you say - the way it's going, it won't be long before Capita (or G4S) have the contract for Armed Forces dentistry too!
  13. haha imagine that, an international security group performing dental procedures! but yeah you're right. also nice to see a fellow wiltshire man posting.
  14. Quite possibly just kick them all out and start again then
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  15. Careful, him being on the plain may well not be exactly voluntary
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