How do you make your toenails flatter? The most important thing you can do is trim your toenails using a strong, sharp nail clipper. Cut each toenail to the point where it begins to curve upward. Cut the nail straight across without cutting the edges inward. It’s also important to leave the nail a little long to prevent it from growing inward.
How do you flatten an ingrown toenail? Cotton or dental floss under the corner of the toenail
This technique involves packing a small piece of cotton or a string of dental floss under the edge of the ingrown toenail. This forces the nail up and allows the edge of the nail to be lifted out from the skin.
How can I make my curved toenail straight? Braces are a non-surgical option for treating curved or ingrown toenails. A brace is designed to redirect deformed nails hence alleviating the pain that comes with an excessive curvature of toenails. Braces work like a spring, they take the pressure off the nail bed and adjacent skin by elevating the toenail.
Can toenails be straightened? Your podiatrist can then fit you with a special orthotic to slowly straighten your nail plates. Once the nail plate is straightened, it will be less likely to develop into an ingrown toenail.