Toenail Bracing is a safe and effective treatment option that avoids toenail surgery, requires no anesthetic, requires no recovery period, offers immediate pain reduction, and allows the quick resumption of sporting and daily activities. 


Toenail Bracing is a treatment designed to improve the toenail shape and prevent the re-occurrence of painful ingrown or involuted toenails. Similar to the bracing of teeth used in orthodontics, toenail bracing aims to permanently change the position of the nail for better cosmetic appearance and permanent pain relief. Ingrown Toenail Clinics Australia is one of only a small number of clinics in Australia that offer this unique service. 



Recommended for:


  • Ingrown nails

  • Deformed nails

  • Involuted/curled nails

  • Cosmetic corrections

  • An alternative to toenail surgery

Benefits at a glance:


  • Fast relief and long term pain reduction

  • Pain free application of brace

  • No local anaesthetic required 

  • No interference with everyday life, work or most sports

  • Suitable for those with peripheral vascular disease or diabetes


  • For the right ingrown toenail condition, toenail bracing can be a very effective long-term treatment option.


  • We use 3 types of bracing systems depending on the condition of the nail and severity of the abnormal nail shape.


  • Once the appropriate toenail bracing system is selected, it's painlessly applied to the affected nail.


  • At 4-6 weekly intervals, we will need to adjust the brace or apply a new one.


  • Once the affected toenail has improved to desired outcomes, the brace will be removed. Occasionally, a retainer brace may be recommended for another 3-6 months to help maintain the improved nail shape. 


  • The entire treatment process usually takes between 6-12 months.


  • Although we do our very best to select the right toenail condition that would benefit from bracing, in some rare cases, nail bracing may not achieve the desired outcome. Toenail surgery may be suggested should the ingrown toenail condition not fully resolve or return following a treatment period of bracing.


  • We will discuss all factors that improve the outcome of toenail bracing and help prevent reoccurance once the brace is removed. 


  • Nail bracing is not recommended if you:

    • Play kicking sports such as soccer or AFL.

    • Want to wear pointed high heels or tight fitting ballet flats during treatment.

    • Have a fungal infection that is affecting the strength or integrity of the nail edge.

The brace exerts a tension force across the nail plate that acts to lift and flatten the affected nail. 
The 3TO Bracing system in action 
Call our North Sydney Ingrown Toenail Clinic or book online today for a FREE ingrown toenail assessment!
Call us on: (02) 9964 0099

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We are located within: 

Health & Wellness Australia

Ground Floor, 83 Walker Street

North Sydney NSW 2060 

Ph: 9964 0099

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