Frequently Asked Questions
Babies do extremely well with remolding helmets. In fact, they usually grow accustomed to them more quickly than their parents do.
Yes! It is recommended that your baby wear the helmet 23 hours a day. Following the wearing schedule is the most important factor for a successful outcome. He or she will wear the helmet while sleeping, in the car seat, and everywhere they go!
There are many factors that contribute to the length of time a helmet is required for the most successful outcomes. Babies typically wear helmets for 3-6 months, however we recommend you speak with your clinician at your local Transcend office for a better estimation of how long your baby will need to wear their helmet.
While each insurance is different, helmets are covered by most policies. There are some policies that expressly list cranial remolding orthoses as non-covered items, but this is rare. There may be an out-of-pocket expense for families. This will vary depending upon how much of the annual deductible has been met, the amount of the co-pay and the policy’s allowed amount. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process so there are no surprises.
No, a cranial remolding helmet is worn for both cosmetic and reconstructive treatment. The helmet will create or facilitate improved symmetry and shape by guiding the growth of the head.