Treatment with the Boston Band
The treatment of plagiocephaly with a cranial remolding orthosis should commence at approximately 3 months of age. The Boston Band is a lightweight, plastic and foam orthosis made from a cast impression or a 3-D scan of the infant’s head. It is made of a plastic flexible shell lined with polyethylene foam. The foam can be modified over time to allow for growth and will provide a pathway for the infant’s head to grow into a more symmetrical shape. The Boston Band allows the baby to sleep in any position he or she wants, yet keeps pressure off the flat spots and constrains head growth along the axis of the prominent parts. It offers a simple and direct solution to the problem of positional plagiocephaly and brachycephaly. Correction usually occurs within 2 to 3 months for patients beginning Boston Band treatment at 3 months of age. In older patients, longer treatment time is necessary.
Boston Band Treatment Timeline
First Visit Initial appointment and 3D scan for fabrication.
Week 2 Initial fitting and delivery of Boston Band.
Week 4 Follow up appointment with Physician.
Week 6 Follow up appointment with Physician and second scan with Orthotist.
Week 10 Final appointment with Physician and final scan with Orthotist.
If treatment continues past 10 weeks, follow up appointments will take place every 4 weeks until termination of the treatment. The final scan will take place during the final appointment.