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Table 2 Frictional resistance values (N/mm 2 ) for the nickel-titanium and stainless steel wires with stainless steel brackets

From: Effect of chlorhexidine-containing prophylactic agent on the surface characterization and frictional resistance between orthodontic brackets and archwires: an in vitro study

  Chlorhexidine Artificial saliva
  Mean SD Min Max Mean SD Min Max
Nickel-titanium archwire 0.387 0.189 0.212 0.761 0.331 0.214 0.161 0.532
Stainless steel archwire 0.412 0.219 0.071 0.742 0.367 0.169 0.183 0.711
  1. SD, standard deviation.