There are different types of orthotics and the type you choose will depend on what you're looking to accomplish. Typically there are dress, casual, custom and prefabricated. Dress orthotics are shorter than casual. These are designed to fit into narrow dress shoes. People who wear dress shoes most often will likely go for this option. An added benefit to dress orthotics is that they will also fit into your casual shoes or sneakers.

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Casual orthotics are long and are designed to fill your entire shoe. Your doctor or Certified Pedorthist will ensure that the orthotic fits snuggly in your shoes. If needed, they will trim or shave the orthotic for the best fit. These orthotic also tend to offer more support. as they will support the whole foot from heel to toe.

The type of orthotic- prefabricated vs custom. Prefabricated orthotics are made to fit your foot type. These come in different shapes and sizes, and we will match your foot to the best comparable orthotic. Custom orthotics are specifically made for your foot. We will take a scan or cast a mold of your foot and make an orthotic for your specific foot. Both custom and prefabricated come in dress and casual.

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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