The success of a course of orthotropic treatment is dependent upon the compliance of the patient. We provide the tools, guidance and opportunity to create this change but ultimately the results are down to the individual.
20 hours of wear of the training appliance is expected and required to achieve optimal results. These appliances are fitted with timers and wear will be monitored. If a patient does not wear an appliance as much as instructed the treatment will take longer and may not achieve the desired results.
Orthotropic treatment requires a significant level of commitment from both patients and their parents/carers. It is vital for a parent to attend every appointment with their child.
During Phase 1 of treatment patients will need to attend the clinic once every two weeks. During the latter phases of the treatment this reduces gradually down to approximately once every eight weeks, and finally quarterly visits.