Infants with positional deformities or plagiocephaly are born with a variety of different head shapes. Deformities may result from positioning during pregnancy, sleeping position or from neck tightness.

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An asymmetrical skull can result in asymmetries of the face, which can affect chewing, speech, breathing and vision. Some deformities can be managed with proper positioning, but if a deformity persists, treatment may be necessary.

In infants, treatment involves using a molding cap and is best done during the first 6 months of life. The cap is worn 23 hours a day for 3 to 4 months; treatment usually results in a 70 percent rate of improvement. Severe cases in older children may require longer treatment periods.

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Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team and Pediatric Plastic Surgery Clinic
6410 Fannin Street, Suite 950
Houston, TX 77030

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Clinic: (832) 325-7234
Texas Cleft-Craniofacial Team: (713) 500-7302
Vascular Anomalies Team: (832) 325-7234

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