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Table 5 Intergroup differences in the distribution of the patients according various levels of Lactobacillus

From: Changes in the oral environment after placement of lingual and labial orthodontic appliances

  Lactobacillus
  T 0 T 1 T 2
  Low n(%) Moderate n(%) High n(%) Low n(%) Moderate n(%) High n(%) Low n(%) Moderate n(%) High n(%)
Lingual technique (n = 10) 4 (40) 3 (30) 3 (30) 2 (20) 2 (20) 6 (60) 2 (20) 2 (20) 6 (60)
Labial technique (n = 10) 2 (20) 5 (50) 3 (30) 3 (30) 4 (40) 3 (30) 1 (10) 5 (50) 4 (40)
p value NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
  1. NS, not significant (Fisher's exact test).