Ear molds are an effective way of treating infants with minor ear deformities. Deformities range from different conditions, but essentially involve misshaped ears that vary in skin orcartilage deficiency. Unfortunately, infant ear molding is not possible for cases of microtia or severely constricted ears. The earlier the ear mold are applied, the better the results will be. Our surgeons recommend this treatment in the first week after birth and up to four weeks of age, as long as the cartilage has not become firm.
The molds consist of the same material used in dental impressions. It’s firm enough to reshape cartilage, but still gentle on the skin. Splints are held in place by adhesive tape. The molding process takes up to three to four visits and replaced every two to three weeks. Before and after photos will be taken, to show gradual change in ear development and continue the reshaping process. The infant will wear molds 24 hrs a day and due to wear will need to be reinforced with additional adhesives.
Infant ear molding has a high success rate. The treatment improves appearance and in most cases no future surgery is required. In those few cases where the infant requires surgery, the deformity will be lessened by the ear mold avoiding extensive ear reconstructive surgery. We are here to be supportive and provide a non surgical option to help your child’s development.
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