Using your brace in the real world can take some getting used to
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.