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Old 01-11-2020, 11:00 PM
 
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Have you ever hear of non invasive surgery to correct plagiocephaly/brachycephaly? The helmet that babies wear, will that type of method work on adults?

Is the flat head syndrome something that only sets itself in infancy? I am not sure when it happened to me. When I was a kid, bored sitting in the car, I used to bang my head against something. I am thinking that is the cause. I am kicking myself. Funny thing is I notice a lot of east asians have this. Maybe it is congenital.

I wish I knew then, what I know now. Also I had an under bite. My orthodontist made me wear this harness around my head when sleeping as a teen. Will that have an effect?
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Old 01-12-2020, 03:45 PM
 
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Have you ever hear of non invasive surgery to correct plagiocephaly/brachycephaly? The helmet that babies wear, will that type of method work on adults?

Is the flat head syndrome something that only sets itself in infancy? I am not sure when it happened to me. When I was a kid, bored sitting in the car, I used to bang my head against something. I am thinking that is the cause. I am kicking myself. Funny thing is I notice a lot of east asians have this. Maybe it is congenital.

I wish I knew then, what I know now. Also I had an under bite. My orthodontist made me wear this harness around my head when sleeping as a teen. Will that have an effect?
IMHO, what you "know now" is just creating useless anxiety. Based on your threads you are getting fixated on this.

Surgery is invasive. How could it NOT be?

The sutures in a baby's skull aren't fused and the bone is soft; the skull shape is still malleable. That's why non-invasive "helmet" treatment can work to correct skull shape up to about 18 months of age. A baby's skull shape can be influenced by position (sleeping, etc), but there are other reasons for problems. Links about infant skull shape and helmet therapy below. Your brain's growth plays into how long something non-invasive would be an option. Once your brain is developed you can't do all that much to change your skull shape. Your brain has finished most of its growth by age 2.

It doesn't do much good to kick yourself for banging your head against something as a child, but it might be something your parents should have discouraged if you were younger than 18 months when sitting in that car. Talk about hitting your head against a brick wall and getting nowhere! No, wearing a dental harness as a teen didn't affect your head shape. No, you can't start wearing a helmet now and expect that to correct the shape of your head.

What would probably do you more good is to get some help for the brain inside that skull. Like counseling to help you learn to live with what life has given you.

https://www.nationwidechildrens.org/...u-be-concerned

https://healthychildren.org/English/...rent-FAQs.aspx

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Old Today, 09:33 PM
 
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Plagiocephaly is strictly cosmetic, it's not worth fixing, literally the surgery would be worse than the disease.
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