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Help with medical (sorry!)


Lantern Swinger
Hey guys,
Apologies in advance for the generic question.

Long story short, I had jaw surgery a year and a half ago and I now have a metal plate in my jaw.

I had my medical six months ago, I passed everything but I was told no because at the time I was still seeing my orthodontist for 6 monthly check ups. I was rejected due to "Still being under supervision of a medical profession" ...or something along those lines. I spoke to my Afco who said I can reapply once I've been discharged.

I was self discharged two weeks after this due to my surgery being cosmetic and only needed retainers for cosmetic reasons. My orthodontis wrote everything was elective and posed no "medical need".

My question. Now I've been fully discharged and I have my medical in two weeks time. My afco said my interview and recruitment tests are still in date. There has been no change to my medical history at all, am I right in assuming as long as the doc doesn't find anything new I should pass absolutely fine?

They have all my medical history still on file (I've trippled checked.) And the only reason I was rejected now isn't an issue...


As far as I know (I went through the appeal process last year, took 6 months, now I'm back on track, so this is a bit anecdotal), as long as you have signed evidence from your orthodontist that clearly states there is "no medical need" for further appointments and it does not pose a medical risk, then you should be fine to pass your medical second time around.

I'm no authority on the medical exam procedure at all, there are more qualified people on here who can answer, but hopefully you get through this time around!

Hope all goes well mate,



Lantern Swinger
Thanks for your reply! I know nobody can give a 100% answer, been over a year process since I applied to join and I just wanna start now!
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