Orthoses for toddlers


Sometimes the skull bones of infants are not well positioned, which can cause a deformation of the skull called plagiocephaly.

Measurement and moulding evaluation

Regular monitoring is necessary to achieve the best results, since the child's growth spurts are unpredictable. During the treatment, the orthotist will make several adjustments to improve the child's comfort and the helmet's effectiveness.


How the helmet works


The principle of the helmet is quite simple. It is important to understand that no pressure is applied on the child's head. Inside the helmet, cavities are practiced in the cushioning. We use natural growth spurts to guide the bones of the skull into the cavities. At each follow-up with the orthotist, the cavities are adjusted according to the growth surges. For this reason, it is essential to start treatment as soon as possible to increase the chances of success. It is between 4 and 9 months that the beginning of the treatment is recommended to deal with performance and accurately the child's disorder.


Tracking and adjustments


A regular follow-up is necessary to obtain good results, since the child's growth spurts are unpredictable. It is important, therefore, that the child be seen by the orthotist on a regular basis. It is normal for the specialist to make several adjustments during the treatment in order to improve the comfort of the child and the effectiveness of the helmet.

Plagiocephaly in many forms


There are several types of plagiocephaly and several degrees of deformation. To evaluate it, the orthotist first assesses your child’s skull. An analysis of the data will allow the orthotist to determine the head index or degree of deformity.

Diseases associated


Brachycephaly

Scaphocephaly

Plagiocephaly

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