A cranial re-molding orthosis, or helmet, is a plastic protective head covering or band that is used to treat plagiocephaly and brachiocephaly, two conditions involving the flattening of the head.
The cranial remolding orthosis (helmet) or band is used to remold the head into a symmetrical shape as the baby grows. It allows the flattened areas to round out and prevents the bulging areas from progressing. The helmet or band does not put pressure on your baby’s head, but guides the growth to specific areas to improve the head 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.