How does ear molding work?
Infant ears have high levels of maternal estrogen (estrogen which crossed from mother to baby while in the womb and during the birthing process). Because of the increased estrogen levels, infant ears are very moldable, soft and responsive to external molding during the first few weeks and months after birth. By 6 weeks of age, these levels of maternal estrogen fall to normal, and the ears become more rigid and less pliable. This is why early intervention is so important.
Physicians have known for years that certain ear deformities, if recognized and treated early in life by nonsurgical molding, can be substantially improved or corrected preventing the need for costly, painful, and inconvenient surgery later in life.
A variety of materials including tape, wax, electrical wire, and glue have been utilized but until we created the InfantEar™ Non-Surgical Ear Molding System, no easy-to-apply method that can be custom fit to your baby’s ear was available. The InfantEar™ System is an effective, easy to use, attractive, and cost effective system giving consistent and reproducible correction to a broad range of ear deformities.