The Gensingen Brace® has many distinguishing characteristics, which are important to consider when comparing scoliosis braces.

  • Made of a lightweight, moldable polyethylene
  • 3D correction effect for Schroth method compatibility
  • Improved comfort helps with compliance
  • Front closing straps for greater independence
  • Asymmetric design with openings for expansion at spinal concavities
  • Has an open hip, and doesn’t crush the chest
  • Curve-pattern-specific design (Augmented Lehnert-Schroth Classifications)
  • CAD/CAM (no need for plaster casting)
  • Advanced technology allows for standardization and greater accuracy of fit
  • Strives for overcorrection/curve reduction
  • Works to improve rib and hip prominences
  • Designed to improve posture for a more balanced appearance
  • Made for mild, moderate AND severe curves
  • Can be made as a full-time or night-time brace
  • Consistently excellent in-brace corrections
  • Very high effective rate, 90%+
  • Adults choose for postural support and pain relief

Boston Brace vs. Cheneau-Gensingen Brace

comparing scoliosis braces, boston brace vs cheneau brace
This patient wore a Boston brace for just a couple months before switching to the Cheneau-Gensingen. Her major complaints with the Boston brace included difficulty putting it on by herself, comfort, and issues dressing (for example: being able to wear jeans).


comparing scoliosis braces, boston brace vs cheneau brace, gensingen brace
The Gensingen Brace® straps in the front, allowing patients greater independence to put the brace on and take it off by themselves. The openings at the spinal concavities (which make the Gensingen Brace® Schroth method compatible) make breathing easier than a compression brace.

cheneau brace vs boston brace, comparing scoliosis braces
This adolescent scoliosis patient made the choice to switch from the Boston Brace to the Cheneau-Gensingen Brace.


boston brace vs cheneau brace, comparing scoliosis braces, gensingen brace
The patient’s Gensingen Brace offered her a much better in-brace correction than her Boston Brace (see x-rays below).


comparing scoliosis braces, boston brace vs cheneau brace, gensingen brace
Out-of-brace measurements: 35° thoracic and 28° lumbar.
Boston brace measurements: 31° thoracic and 25° lumbar.
Gensingen brace® measurements: 5° thoracic and <5° lumbar.