Being a teenager is stressful enough. Being a teenager who has to wear a scoliosis brace can be emotionally paralyzing. Peer acceptance isn’t the only issue these kids face. Orthosis comfort, clothing issues, and the logistics associated with a wearing schedule in an already busy day all loom as obstacles to compliance. However, research studies reveal that for a high percentage of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS), compliance with prescribed brace wearing schedules does indeed result in halting or slowing curve progression and avoiding surgery.