Moms Weigh In on the Ear Molding Method
Sometimes when a baby is born, their ears aren’t shaped properly, or they have minor issues with the soft cartilage. These problems, if caught early, are easily fixed using the ear molding method. Many parents haven’t heard of the ear molding method until they have an infant with a particular deformity. The ear molding process is an easy, fast, and painless way to reform the ear early in life.
What Is Ear Molding?
Ear molding is a nonsurgical method to treat many types of ear deformities while a baby is very young. It is most effective when the process is started within the first couple days of life. However, your molding can still be useful within the first four weeks of a baby’s life. Ear molds are made of a dental impression material, which is molded to the ear and secured with adhesive tape. The molds are kept on 24 hours a day and changed out every few weeks.
How Effective Is Ear Molding?
Ear molding can be highly effective, with a success rate higher than 90% if done early. There are few side effects to ear molding, and many of the side effects are mild. There may be some skin irritation due to the impression material or the adhesive tape that is placed on the skin. However, decent symptoms can be easily treated and do not impact treatment.
What Are Parents Saying About Ear Molding?
The vast majority of parents who choose ear molding are very happy with the entire process. The ear molds are well-tolerated by infants and are very efficient at reforming the ear without the need for painful and risky surgery. While it is never easy when your child has any birth deformity, parents find peace of mind when their child’s particular issue can be solved quickly and easily.
If you would like more information about ear molding, contact Dr. Jeremy White, M.D. Call 305-697-5901 to schedule your appointment right away.