Nail bracing - from £207
Nail bracing for Ingrown Toenails
Nail bracing is a conservative method used to treat ingrown toenails. It was developed in the 1980s by the Institute for Orthonyxia in Erlangen, Germany. The braces are applied over the upper surface of the nail and curved under its lateral edges. Nail bracing is used to improve the shape of curled and ingrown nails and reduces the discomfort caused by the excessive curvature of the nail. It can also help reduce the risk of future toe infections and the need for more invasive procedures.
Nail bracing uses a hardened composite material that is cured by UV light. The treatment involves mounting a flat metal brace to the ingrown toenail, creating a spring tension that gently lifts and holds the toenail out of the nail bed, straightening the nail and the nail bed in the process.
The entire process is pain-free, from start to finish.
Diana at Absolute Health offers nail bracing as an alternative to ingrown toenail surgery (which is also available at the clinic). You need to have a consultation with Diana before booking in for nail bracing, to make sure you are suitable for this treatment option. The initial consultation costs £25 and takes about 20 minutes.
It can take 6 months to 2 years to get the maximum benefits from this approach, depending on your nail growth.
The first treatment session takes around 30-40 minutes and costs £35 plus £25 for each nail brace applied.
A new brace needs to be fitted every 6 – 8 weeks. The follow-up sessions are shorter (20 minutes) and cost £24 plus £25 for each nail brace.
If you need a separate foot health treatment (e.g. for toenail cutting, removing corns and callus, etc.) you would need to book a separate appointment.
If you have any questions about Nail Bracing treatment at Absolute Health, pop into the clinic or call us on 0116 282 7766.