Scoliosis is a three-dimensional deformity of the back, brace treatment has been proven effective and prevents deterioration of the bend. In order to work properly, an intensive collaboration is required between the orthopedic surgeon and the person who makes the brace.
There are many different types of braces, we chose the Providence night brace because:
- The available literature shows that the results with this brace are just as good as with a brace that is also worn during the day.
- The advantage of being able to move freely during the day, keeping the back mobile and trained and being able to participate unimpeded in normal daily life is of great importance to us, but of course especially to the wearer of the brace.
A brace should correct the spine in all three planes. The custom-made Providence brace corrects the spine in the supine position, and therefore cannot be worn properly in a standing position. The concept is based on a bend correction of at least 70% (often we achieve more), while braces that have to be worn day and night often do not go beyond 50%. There is extra room for rotation/turn correction, breathing and room on the other side for the back to move to. The fit and the material are such that, despite the corrective effect, the brace feels comfortable after a short time, in general one can sleep well in it.
A scoliosis brace (or an orthosis) is a lightweight plastic corset with soft foam on the inside, intended to correct the position of the trunk. There are different types of braces, each with their own principles. We can distinguish between “day & night” braces, these are also called full-time braces because you wear this brace for at least 18-20 hours a day. And the “night brace”, or night-time brace called. You only wear this at night (+/-8-10 hours).
The available scientific research shows comparable results between the Providence night brace and other braces, which should also be worn during the day. This may be explained (research is still in progress) because the correction in the Providence brace is better (at least 70%) than the correction in the full-time brace, which usually does not exceed 50%.