The Onyfix nail correction system is an innovative, painless and non-invasive treatment for recurrent and chronic ingrown and involuted (curved) toenails. It involves a composite material that is applied in a thin band directly on top of the nail. As your nail grows, the Onyfix band trains the nail to grow straight as opposed to curved – almost like a nail brace (but without the wires). This brings your toenail back to its natural, ideal shape, while providing immediate pain relief. It is especially effective for misshapen and “V-shaped” toenails (where the nails get narrower at the top).
At Feet First Clinic, our chiropodists can adapt the Onyfix nail correction system to your toenails’ unique shape and growth pattern. The entire treatment process – from application to follow-up – is completely painless. It is suitable for children, adults, people with diabetes, and those seeking a non-invasive solution for their ingrown toenails.
The Onyfix nail correction system treats the following conditions:
Ideally, toenails should grow flat from their base toward the tip of the toe and retain their shape. Misshapen and ingrown toenails, however, grow outward and into the skin. Onyfix works by acting as a nail brace that redirects nail growth and helps the nail retain a healthy shape during the growth process. It essentially addresses the root cause of ingrown toenails by targeting the growth process itself.
The Onyfix nail correction system has following components:
The composite material is applied in a thin band across the nail, and adapted for your nail’s unique shape and growth pattern. Sometimes multiple bands may be applied. As the composite hardens, it “fixes” itself to the nail (hence the name Ony-fix). Over time, the Onyfix band “trains” the nail to grow in a favourable position and keeps its proper shape, thereby treating and preventing ingrown toenails. Don’t worry – you will not feel any no tension or pain during the treatment or growth process.
Whether Onyfix is right for you will depend on your individual case and your nail’s unique growth pattern.
If you have an ingrown toenail that won’t go away, you should first book an appointment with a chiropodist for ingrown toenail treatment. At your appointment, your foot care expert will examine your toenails and determine whether Onyfix is right for you. If you are a suitable candidate for Onyfix, it will be applied in conjunction with a standard ingrown toenail and nail care treatment. This treatment involves filing, smoothing and properly trimming the nail. Once the nail is trimmed, flattened and cleared of all debris, the Onyfix treatment starts:
The Onyfix should last for 2-3 months; however, sometimes the Onyfix band will be kept on longer depending on your individual case. During that time, your chiropodist will see you for follow-up appointments to assess the nail growth and potentially add additional bands. At the end of the treatment (usually between 2 – 5 months) they’ll remove the Onyfix and the treatment is complete. The nail will then ideally continue to grow naturally in the correct physiological position.
Onyfix is entirely pain-free and non-invasive. This makes it a great alternative to more invasive, radical treatments like toenail surgery. It also doesn’t have the side-effects of surgery (i.e.: infection) or recovery time.
In addition, Onyfix provides the following benefits:
Onyfix cannot be used if you have any of the following:
You should also avoid the following after treatment:
Failure to follow these instructions will make Onyfix less effective and can cause the Onyfix band to fall off prematurely.
The Onyfix nail correction system is one of the many ingrown toenail treatment services offered by the chiropodists at Feet First Clinic. Treatment is charged per toe, and the cost is applied on top of your regular ingrown toenail treatment.
All ingrown toenail treatment and procedures by a chiropodist are covered – in full or in part – by most private extended health benefits plans. Each insurance company has their own stipulations about what and how much they will cover. If you are unsure about your benefits and coverage for chiropodist services, you can contact your insurance company directly, check with your employer’s HR department, or go to your online portal to receive a breakdown of your policy.
We recommend verifying your coverage directly with your insurance company prior to your appointment.
Please note: Ingrown toenail treatments and procedures are not covered by OHIP.
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Application of Onyfix takes approximately 10 minutes, depending on the number of toenails being treated. It is applied in conjunction with a regular ingrown toenail treatment.
The Onyfix band will stay on and grow with the nail until it falls off or is removed by your chiropodist. Additional bands may also be applied during follow-up appointments, which would affect the total length of treatment. The Onyfix band(s) are removed once the nail growth is fully corrected. This is typically between 2 – 5 months, but ultimately depends on each individual case. If not removed, the Onyfix bands can stay fixed even longer – sometimes 6 months or even a year.
Yes, Onyfix is safe for both children and adults.
Onyfix does not require extensive aftercare. It is non-invasive, which means there’s no risk of infection (as compared to surgical ingrown toenail treatment). However, to ensure the Onyfix remains “fixed” to the nail, it is important to follow the following instructions:
No, Onyfix is completely painless, both during treatment and after. It will also provide pain relief for your ingrown toenail shortly after the treatment.
Yes, Onyfix is safe for people with diabetes. Because it is non-invasive and does not carry the risk of infection, it is especially suitable for people with diabetes.
The infection must first be cleared before starting Onyfix treatment. Whether Onyfix is right for you will ultimately depend on your individual case and condition. Your chiropodist will examine your toenail and determine which ingrown toenail treatment option is best for you and your needs.
Wondering if Onyfix can treat your ingrown toenails? Our Toronto foot specialists are ready to help! At Feet First Clinic, we’ve been successfully treating ingrown toenails and other nail concerns for over a decade. Our chiropodists will examine your nails and determine if Onyfix is right for you.
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