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Sorribes Ear Method is a patented method to correct prominent and deformed ears without surgery. Treatment with Sorribes Ear Method takes place in your own home. You communicate with the staff at Sorribes Online via emails. Our specialists designs an individual treatment plan for you, and every 4 to 6 weeks we ask you to send us photos of the ears. We assess the photos and evaluate the results of your treatment and send you an email with directions and adjustment for your treatment.
The method is comparable to correcting irregular teeth with braces. In short, Sorribes Ear Method changes the shape of the ear permanently by molding the cartilage of the outer ear. Sorribes Ear Method uses 5 different products:
the clam, a strong plastic ear clip that softens the cartilage of the ears
the silver clip, a small silver ear clip used to fold the ear
the strip, a special transparent patch used to fold the ear
pads, soft adhesive foam pads placed inside the silver clip
skin protection spray, a spray for preventing and treating skin irritation
The products folds the ears close to the head during treatment. If you use the transparent strip it does not show, that you are under treatment. Depending on age, the stiffness of the ear and the character of the deformity, permanent results are achieved in 2-13 weeks of treatment (for children, longer treatment must be expected for adults).
Almost anyone with prominent or deformed ears can use and benefit from Sorribes Ear Method. We always recommend to correct irregular ears before they give cause to problems.Sorribes Ear Method corrects the ears by moulding the cartilage of the outer ear. It is possible to mould the ear cartilage throughout life. The treatment period is increased accordingly to your age. We successfully correct ears in all ages, from newborn babies only one day old to adults.
Normally children have no pain when using the products. Some adults feel a little sore when they start treatment, especially if their ears are very stiff. The soreness will normally disappear as the ear gets more and more soft and is shaped by the treatment. If pain occur, the problem is often solved by adjusting the silver clips properly, the clip must be firmly attached to the ear. Always contact Sorribes Online if you experience any side effects.
It depends on several factors: – the age: the younger the patient, the faster you will see the results from the treatment – the degree of the prominent ears, more severe cases need longer treatment – the thickness and stiffness of the cartilage of the ear, the thicker and stiffer cartilage the longer treatment period
The staff at Sorribes Online will make you an individual treatment plan. In general for maximum effect use the silver clip and the strip together about 15 hours a day. If you prefer to use the strip without the clip at daytime, this will not influence the final result but merely extend the total treatment period.
Yes, many teenagers have their ears successfully corrected with Sorribes Ear Method. The treatment period for teenagers is normally 3 to 6 months depending on the stiffness of the ears, but the consistency in the daily use of the products is crucial. Many of our teenage clients choose to use the strips alone when going out because the strips are invisible, and because they corrects the ear to the head during treatment. This works well as long as the strips and the silver clips are used together as much as possible, e. g. at home and at nighttime during sleep.
Yes, teenager can easily manage the treatment routines themselves. The start kit is delivered with a detailed treatment manual. Parental assistance might be a good idea the first few times handling the products. Most teenagers handles treatment 100% independently.
2 years of follow up studies with our clients shows that 85% have no changes to the result of their ear correction: the angle between the ears and the head is the same 2 years after treatment is completed. Other independent studies show the same results. In most cases the correction is permanent. If recurrence appear, resuming treatment for a short period usually solves the problem.
The results of the ear correction with Sorribes Ear Method is permanent. In a few cases the the angle between the ears and the head will get a little bigger after treatment is completed. If this happens, simply resume treatment for a while. Although we have a very high rate of success, there is no guarantee for the results of the treatment.
Yes, many teenagers have their ears successfully corrected with Sorribes Ear Method. Consistency in the daily use of the products is crucial. The treatment period for teenagers is normally 3 to 6 months depending on the stiffness of the ears. Many of our teenage clients uses the strips alone at daytime, as the strips are invisible and corrects the ear to the head during treatment. This works well as long as the strips and the silver clips are used together as much as possible, e. g. at home and at nighttime during sleep.
Yes, treatment works for adults too. As for teenagers consistency in the daily use of the products is crucial. The treatment period for adults is normally 3 months and up, depending on the stiffness of the ears. Many of our adult clients uses the strips alone at daytime, as the invisible strips offers a very discreet treatment. This works well as long as the strips and the silver clips are used together as much as possible, e. g. at home and at nighttime during sleep.
Yes. Sorribes Ear Method works for both prominent ears and ear deformities such as cup ears, cryptotia, Stahls ears, lop ears, telephone ears and earlobe deformities. The treatment is patented and clinically tested for all these ear deformities.
The skin protection spray prevents skin irritation and intensifies the adhesive effect of the strips. It is sprayed on the back of the ear about 30 seconds before applying the strip. The skin protective spray is recommended for preventive use and in case of problems with transpiration behind the ear or if redness or irritations occur. The spray is used in combination with the strips.
It is important to avoid spraying the face. Only apply the spray at the back of the ears. Close your eyes when the spray is applied and use the protection cardboard delivered with the spray as shown in the instructions manual. If spray gets in the eyes, rinse your eyes with water and contact your physician. Keep the spray out of reach of children.
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FAQ about possible reactions to Sorribes Ear Method
If the silver clip is not used correctly or if the clip is used for too many hours, small pressure marks may appear behind the ear. These marks will normally disappear within a few days. In rare cases a little wound may develop. It will also disappear in a few days. In the beginning of the treatment period, the ears often become red. This is normal and no cause for concern. The strips may in some cases cause skin irritation. If this is the case the skin protection spray normally solves the problem.
Especially with small children it is crucial that you yourself feel comfortable about the products and the treatment. Your child will mirror your attitude and the more relaxed and natural you feel about treating your child, the more relaxed your child will fell about the treatment. Try out the products yourself and get familiar with the effect. It’s a good idea to perform the treatment of young children as part of their daily routine, for instance before or after brushing teeth. You can involve your child in thetreatment and make it more playfull by for example putting little stickers on the silver clip and the clam.
We have no reports of accidents with small children swallowing a silver clip. Children cannot break the silver clips. We advice parents not to leave small children unattended during treatment with the silver clip. If the clip is correctly attached on the ear, it is difficult but not impossible for a small child to pull it of, however we can not guarantee that it is not possible.
It is important to avoid spraying the face. Only applied the spray at the back of the ears. Close your eyes when spraying the ear and use the protection cardboard delivered with the spray as shown in the instructions manual. If spray gets into the eyes, rinse with clean water and contact your physician. Keep the spray out of reach of children