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Custom Cranial Remolding Helmets

What are they? How does the treatment work? How do I know if my child needs this?
A cranial remolding orthosis/helmet is used to correct assymetry in an infant's head usually caused by positional plagiocephaly. Infants are usually treated between the ages of 3 to 18 months. In most cases, when the asymmetry is treated early, it is correctable due to the malleability of an infant's head.  The treatment program, utilized in conjunction with Orthomerica's STARband, focuses on redirecting the cranial growth toward a more symmetrical shape. This is accomplished by maintaining contact in the areas of prominence and allowing room in flattened areas for the head to grow. 

It is important to note that some asymmetry is common in infants. However, if you notice flatness on the back of the head, a head that is taller or wider than normal or facial asymmetry, this may be a sign that your infant requires treatment. If you notice these signs, talk to your physician for further evaluation.                                  





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