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Are you concerned about your baby's head shape?

We want to assure you that plagiocephaly is a common, treatable condition and it isn’t something you should blame yourself for.

Cranial Technologies has over 25 years’ experience helping babies with plagiocephaly. Please explore this site for information, guidance and reassurance. We're ready to help.

Please click on the thumbnail to the right  to view a video that further explains plagiocephaly treatment using the DOC Band® by Cranial Technologies.

 
What is Plagiocephaly?

 

Plagiocephaly often results from external forces applied to the soft infant skull.

There are actually three different types of misshapen heads. As causes of plagiocephaly are combined, it’s not uncommon to see heads that illustrate two of the deformities.

 

 

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more about
Plagiocephaly

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more about
Brachycephaly

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more about
Brachycephaly with
Plagiocephaly

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more about
Scaphocephaly

 

 
What is the DOC Band®?

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.

 
Online Head Shape Assessment

One of the most common questions that we get from parents is, "Am I really seeing what I think I'm seeing?" Our first recommendation is to schedule an evaluation with the closest DOC Band clinic. 

Of course, we know that this question can happen at night after your baby's bath and we understand that you came to our Web site for answers.  To ease your worries, we have provided an at-home assessment to help you get the best view of your baby's head shape.

Please note that these steps do not take the place of an official evaluation by a licensed medical professional. 

 



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