How often do you need to replace orthotics?
Our podiatrists recommend having your orthotics evaluated yearly, to check on wear, and replaced every 3 years. For pediatric orthotics, patients should follow up every 6 months, to monitor their development, and have their orthotics replaced after they grow 2 shoe sizes.
How long are custom orthotics good for?
While a typical custom orthotic might last around 2-3 years on average, not every case is a typical one. Some people need theirs replaced every year, while others can get 5 years or more (occasionally much more) of use out of theirs.
Are orthotics permanent?
No, custom orthotics will not permanently cure flat feet or other foot abnormalities. However, they are the most effective corrective device used to prevent your issue from getting worse.