Because the SMO’s are made of a rigid material, it is important to get used to them
Day 1 – Wear 1 hour on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day
Day 2 – Wear 2 hours on, 1 hour off, 3 times per day
Day 3 – Wear 3 hours on, 1 hour off, 2 times per day
Day 4 – Wear 4 hours on, 1 hour off, 2 times per day
At this point, move up to full time during the day. Inspect skin after taking the SMO’s off at
night. Any red or pink areas should go away within about 20-30 minutes after you take off the
SMO’s. If there’s an area that worries you, take a picture and email or fax it to your clinician.