I am on active duty currently in c school. Iv spoken to everyone in my chain of command up to my my chief but no one can give me a straight answer. Can I get invisalign braces? Dental on base says no because they think I want them to pay for it but I do NOT need tricare to pay for it. I will take full responsibility financially because I know they won't pay for cosmetic braces anyway. Then they say no because I cant get proper treatment on deployment but invisalign does not need adjustments like metal braces and I can remove them anytime and that's only if my ship doesn't have dental care. I can also wear the last set as a removable retainer until I finish my deployment. Dental on base says no without a real reason and expects me to follow orders when they don't make sense. My military chain of command and advisors say yes but the civilian dental says no. Does anyone have any real knowledge on this?This message has been edited. Last edited by: 27933186,
I'm on active duty and I'm about to take my happy butt to a local dentist and get invisalign. Why would I need permission? They are not affixed to you. If I deploy, it's my loss, I may have a break in treatment, or I will have to talk my dentist into giving me the trays ahead of time...
Why do you need to get permission if you are paying for it?
Navy Dental on the ship (if there is any) won't take care of your braces either. Your best bet is to wait until you get to your first duty station and determine if you will be in a deployable unit. If not then go for it, just let dental know ahead of time. If you are then wait for shore duty.
I have Invisalign. I'm a Reservist so I cant help you with "permission" question for active duty. As a reservist I have done our annual check-up and never had a problem with the Navy dentist.
The thing about Invisalign is that even though you don't "adjust" them, you replace the sets every two weeks and may require nubs (gripping points). I was given a set of three (6 weeks worth). Then I would visit the dentist and have the progress checked. Every 6 weeks the denist would make adjustments (file down for spacing/nubs). There was a lot more to it than just putting on the Invisalign.
Invisalign is a perfect way to straighten misaligned or crooked teeth. These braces are invisible, removable and comfortable. So, you will never find difficulties in wearing it. To know more about invisalign treatment, cost, its pros and cons, you can make a visit to : unauthorized link removedThis message has been edited. Last edited by: Dave_M,