I have an update. In addition to using a heated spoon to straighten my nails I rub vitamin E oil in my cuticles every day. Also, I use jewelry polishing paper to keep them very smooth. I like jewelry polish paper better for daily use because it doesn't remove any nail, at least that's perceptible. When I need to re-shape or take some nail off I use a Ruby Stone crystal file and 3m products.Jack Douglas wrote:The heated spoon trick works very well. My right hand nails grow out and curve downward. My left hand nail are as straight as an arrow. Go figure. So every other day I use the hot spoon trick to 'iron' my nails. The end result is quite good.