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I'm wearing braces and will spend a few months in another country. In order for my treatment not to be interrupted, my orthodontist will give me a few wires which look like this:

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Is there any chance of them not being allowed in hand luggage? (The edges are quite sharp.)

Might be of relevance: I'll be flying from Europe to the US.

ADDED: I don't need them during the flight but I don't want to check them in, since in case they'd be examined without me (e.g. if TSA opens my suitcase), any slightest bending would invalidate the whole setting and make them useless.

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Get a note from your doctor. You can even take syringes on board if they are a medical necessity.

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    "A medical necessity" during the flight or in general? I don't need them during the flight but I don't want to check them in, since in case they'd be examined without me (e.g. if TSA opens my suitcase), any slightest bending would invalidate the whole setting and make them useless. – Leo Nov 29 '15 at 7:29
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    In general. These are needed by you, for your braces, during you trip in total, right? So they would be considered a medical necessity. Get a note from your orthodontist and get on with life. – CGCampbell Nov 29 '15 at 14:27

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