I have recently been forced to address my wrist pain and been diagnosed with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, this in itself isn't that serious but I have to wear a brace most of the time. However, the brace I have been given is fugly and boring so I decided to make a better one.
I have a nurse friend and she says as long as the metal part of the brace is held in the correct place firmly but not tightly then you can use anything you want to hold it on.
Also, taking the metal part out of the original brace doesn't damage either part.
As always, feel free to message me or comment if you have any questions.