Using your brace in the real world can take some getting used too
New braces can cause pressure areas to the skin, which is why we recommend that you follow a wearing schedule.
Suggested wearing schedule
Your orthotist will discuss your wearing schedule with you when you receive your new brace.
Here’s what we generally recommend:
30 minutes on
2 hours off
1 hour on
1 hour off
6-8 hours on
Get your downloadable version of the wearing schedule here
Why you need to monitor skin redness with a new brace
Even if you’ve had braces before, it’s important to monitor your skin when you get a new brace. Be on the look out for any changes to your skin or excess redness. Here’s a general guide:
- Your brace should not be causing blisters, pain or excessive redness.
- If redness does not disappear within 30 minutes, schedule an appointment to see your
Orthotist as your brace may need to be adjusted.