nail brace

nail brace

emplacement of: (1) a carefully formed orthodontic wire spring, across the nail plate and hooked around the sides of an involuted nail, or (2) a preformed plastic spring glued to the dorsal nail plate; to reduce nail involution
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CUTLINE: (1) William Marshall of Ware, left, a volunteer from Bank of America, and Robert Turbidy of Worcester, project manager of Greater Worcester Habitat for Humanity, nail braces to the roof trusses as Habitat crews prepare to install plywood on the roof of a new house being built at 2 Stowell Ave.