The DOC Band, a 6-ounce device, consists of an outer plastic shell with a foam lining. Each DOC Band is different and made specifically for each child by the experienced Cranial Technologies manufacturing team in Tempe, Ariz. We only use high-quality materials to ensure that it does not cause irritation. The light weight of the DOC Band is important because it doesn’t interfere with a child’s balance or daily activities. The DOC Band works by applying mild holding pressures and capturing the growth of an infant's head. This method directs growth to the flat regions and discourages it in the prominent areas. It is important to know that the DOC Band does not cause pain to the child. Adjustments are made to the band weekly or biweekly by an experienced clinician. The length of treatment depends on the age of the infant and severity of the condition. Each band will be different depending on the child and the primary head deformities they exhibit (plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, scaphocephaly).
- Patient type: : pediatric
- Type: : cranial orthosis