Nail Bracing: Permanent Solution for Ingrown ToenailsNov 30, 2020
BraceNFix™ is the latest technology designed by Australian Podiatrists to treat ingrown toenails without the need for surgery.
BraceNFix™ is a non-invasive and pain-free way to permanently resolve and restore the natural alignment and growth of the nail.
Onychocryptosis, otherwise known as an ingrown toenail, is a common occurrence among people of all ages.
Previously Podiatrists were left with few options in treating ingrown toenails. Podiatrists’ two primary treatment options consisted of either performing a Partial Nail Avulsion (surgical removal of part of the nail) or removing the nail non-surgically if the issue had not progressed beyond salvage.
These approaches had previously resulted in poor outcomes for patients, as patients who did not wish to undergo a Partial Nail Avulsion (surgical removal of the nail) procedure or did not want an injection or simply were unsuitable for the non-surgical approach left patients being unable to resolve their issue. This led to the development of BraceNFix™. BraceNFix™ has changed the way Podiatrists treat Ingrown toenails and has helped thousands of patients get out of pain and naturally restore the shape of their toenail. **Please note, a Partial Nail Avulsion procedure may be required in certain cases.
How does BraceNFix™ work?
BraceNFix™ is applied on top of the nail and positioned in place by a Podiatrist. Once it is positioned, BraceNFix™ is then set using the BraceNFix™ light. This enables the nail to regrow in it’s natural shape and alignment. BraceNFix™ remains in place until the nail grows out while being adjusted regularly by your Podiatrist.
Can I use my Private Health Insurance for BraceNFix™?
Yes, most Private Health Insurance cover BraceNFix™. Please check with your Podiatrist or Private Health Insurance provider for details. You may also be able to claim BraceNFix costs from your tax at the end of the year under medical expenses.
Is BraceNFix™ treatment painful?
BraceNFix™ treatment is pain free and requires no injections or no surgery.
Is BraceNFix™ a permanent solution to ingrown toenails?
In 80-85% of patients BraceNFix™ successfully reshapes the nail’s alignment and restores natural growth.
Will BraceNFix™ help my pain?
Patients typically experience some immediate reduction in pain after the initial application of BraceNFix™. Patients typically report being totally painfree after 2-6 weeks (depending on a variety of factors).
When will I see changes to shape of the nail?
Depending on the nature and severity of the ingrown toenail, the toenail will begin being restored to it’s natural shape and alignment within 6 weeks. Full resolution of the toenail may take up to 30-45 weeks depending on a variety of factors. Your Podiatrist will regularly monitor and adjust BraceNFix™ every 4-6 weeks until the nail grows out.
Am I able to resume daily activities as normal after BraceNFix™ treatment?
Yes, you can resume daily activities as normal.
Is BraceNFix™ waterproof?
Yes, BraceNFix™ is fully waterproof.
I have diabetes, is BraceNFix™ safe for me?
BraceNFix™ is suitable for patients with diabetes and/or who have poor circulation as BraceNFix™ is applied externally on top of the nail plate.