If your baby has palegiosephaly/braciocephaly, you might be nervous about treating him or her with a cranial remolding orthosis, also known as a band or helmet. At Allen Orthopedic Labs, we make things simple and effective while providing a painless way to shape an infant’s head.
The cranial molding helmet is used to remold an infant’s head into a symmetrical shape as he or she grows. It allows the flattened areas to round out and prevents the bulging areas from progressing. The helmet does not put pressure on your baby’s head but guides the growth of specific areas to improve the head’s shape.
It is very important to start treatment for these conditions early since the growth of the head slows down after the age of one. It is also important for the baby to be screened for other conditions that may have caused the uneven head growth.