Cranial Technologies

Plagiocephaly Treatment with The DOC Band®

No two cases of plagiocephaly are alike. That's why each DOC Band we make is custom-designed to your baby's unique head shape, promoting optimal treatment time and outcomes.

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We're dedicated to creating well-rounded futures

We're dedicated to creating well-rounded futures

What makes the DOC Band different?

Supported by experts

We base our treatment protocols and standards on more than 35 years of research and exceptional results which are supported by experts whose sole focus is plagiocephaly treatment.

Natural & non-invasive

The DOC Band works by applying a gentle pressure that actively redirects your baby's natural head growth overtime — it's effective, and most importantly, safe for your little one.

They'll never miss a milestone

Parents often report that the DOC Band quickly becomes a part of their little one's lives. Their personalities shine through, and DOC Band treatment does not affect their ability to achieve developmental milestones.

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Your baby's head shape is unique. Their band should be, too

Your baby's head shape is unique. Their band should be, too

No two cases of plagiocephaly are alike, so we've ensured this is reflected in how we treat our patients.

  • green checkmarkAdvanced 3d imaging helps create a custom band
  • green checkmarkPromotes optimal treatment outcome
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Our Treatment Process

Comfortable design made from hypoallergenic materials

Comfortable design made from hypoallergenic materials

Because when your baby is happy, you're happy.

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Cool through any season

The DOC Band is 44% more open on top, keeping your baby cool and comfortable through the warmer months.

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Light as a feather

The DOC Band weighs in at less than 6 ounces, about the same as a tennis ball.

How do I know if my baby needs a DOC Band?

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Schedule online

Choose a time, date, and preferred clinic location for your free evaluation.

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Decide on treatment

We'll provide the information you need to make an informed choice about pursuing treatment.

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Get started

We'll create a custom DOC Band for your baby and treatment begins in 1-2 weeks!

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Evaluations are 100% free and never require a commitment to treatment ♥

Stories of round heads and happy hearts

Great experience with Cranial Technologies! Our son wore two helmets for almost 5 months. Today he “graduated” and his head shape has shown so much improvement. Its pretty amazing. We are very happy with our decision of having him wear a Doc Band. The staff at Cranial Tech in Phoenix and Mesa AZ were always super friendly and helpful. Highly recommend the Doc Band and Cranial Technologies if your child has a head deformity. They will thank us when they’re older!

Andrea Tucker, Parent

Best decision we could have made for our daughter. The results were amazing and we couldn’t be happier. She will grow up and not be self conscious about her head thanks to Cranial Technologies. She wore her DOC Band for a total of 12 weeks and it has done wonders. The team in Phoenix, AZ is amazing. Thank you for everything.

Dee Olivia, Parent

My experience was amazing and life changing! As a Mom, I saw an irregularity with the shape of my child’s head when many said he would outgrow it. I pushed and succeeded….the results amazing!!! The same result would not have been achieved without Cranial Technologies. I also drove 2.5 hours one way for their professional consultations. It is LIFE changing! My favorite picture of my oldest child is in his helmet!!!

Amy Morris Burchett, Parent

They are amazing! Honest and up front about everything in the process. Got us booked quickly if we needed to come in for something and my sons head looks great. We live far but it was 100% worth the drive to get there. I tell everyone that if they were a pediatricians office we’d continue to go because we loved the staff that much. Thank you for everything!

Ashleah F., Parent

More questions?

How does treatment with the DOC Band work?

The DOC Band works by applying a gentle, active holding pressure that redirects your baby's natural head growth overtime.

You can learn more about helmet therapy and how it works here.

Do I need a prescription for treatment with DOC Band?

Yes, a prescription is necessary to begin treatment.

The DOC Band is a class II FDA regulated orthotic device therefore must be prescribed by a physician or other state approved medical provider. The type of provider who must prescribe the DOC Band may vary by insurance plan or state law.

How will my baby adjust to the treatment process?

The DOC Band will not affect your baby’s personality or social development. It’s well reported that infants adapt easily to the DOC Band without issue.

Additionally, since the band is custom-made to fit your baby’s head, adjustment is usually a quick process, often in the matter of a day.

Is treatment covered by insurance?

Getting treatment for your little one is our priority. We strive to find and provide options for all families, no matter their unique situations.

Take a look at our Navigating Insurance page to learn more about insurance, financing, and more.

Can the DOC Band be used to treat craniosynostosis?

No, the DOC Band is not used to treat craniosynostosis but doctors may refer patients to Cranial Technologies after completing surgery.

Craniosynostosis is the premature fusion of one or more bony plates in the skull, often resulting in restricted brain growth and an abnormal skull shape. The condition can be corrected with surgery followed by post-operative helmet therapy.