Ask Your Doctor
Always refer to your doctor with any concerns you have about your baby's health. Please keep in mind the corrective time period – between 4 months and 12 months. That is the optimum age for correcting the effects of Plagiocephaly, Brachycephaly or Scaphocephaly with a cranial remolding helmet such as the STARband.
Get Scanned – Chances are excellent that there is a STARscanner near you. We offer many locations – 170 and counting to make your treatment as convenient as possible. Once you have the prescription from your doctor, bring your baby in for an initial evaluation by a trained Orthotist to receive a baseline scan. Your Orthotist will then explain the results of the scan and the particular STARband you will need. You can also choose from a variety of colors and patterns to individualize your STARband and make it special. When the helmet is ready, your Orthotist will fit your baby's helmet. Then, he/ she will instruct you on the care and treatment to follow.
A regular schedule of follow-ups will be established to monitor your baby's progress. Your Orthotist may make adjustments to your STARband from time to time as your baby grows into his/her helmet.