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Table 6 Intergroup differences in the distribution of the patients according various levels of S. mutans

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

  S. mutans
  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) 0 (0) 7 (70) 3 (30) 0 (0) 2 (20) 8 (80) 0 (0) 1 (10) 9 (90)
Labial Technique (n = 10) 0 (0) 5 (50) 5 (50) 0 (0) 2 (20) 8 (80) 0 (0) 2 (20) 8 (80)
p value NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS NS
  1. NS, not significant (Fisher's exact test).