My rubber band compliance rate has been low of late. I think I’m down from the 75% I estimated in an earlier post.
So what’s getting in the way?
- Laziness. In the beginning I was gung-ho, now it’s ho-hum. So it takes more energy to overcome the loss of novelty.
- Change in mobility. I’m hobbling around on crutches with my foot in a brace, trying to protect my ankle as it heals. It just takes more work to get over to the bathroom to brush my teeth and put on new rubber bands.
- Taste of food. I love food, so it’s a bummer to “erase” the taste of a yummy meal with toothbrush flavor. Maybe just an excuse, but makes some sense.
The first two reasons have probably set me back to about 50-60% compliance. Better get it back up if I want these braces off sooner than later!