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Table 4 Comparison of load/deflection behavior between leveled and unleveled brackets during a 1-mm deflection in deactivation evaluation

From: Comparison of mechanical properties of beta-titanium wires between leveled and unleveled brackets: an in vitro study

Commercial brand Deactivation
Mean (g) SD
Leveled Ortho Organizers 56.65 c 1.82
Morelli 3.18* a 0.61
GAC 57.99 cd 1.21
Orthometric (beta Flexy) 3.54 a 1.26
Orthometric (Flexy Multi) 37.32 b 6.42
Ormco 64.08 d 1.75
Unleveled Ortho Organizers 59.10 c 0.69
Morelli 13.71* a 1.05
GAC 62.06 cd 1.43
Orthometric (beta Flexy) 9.61 a 4.31
Orthometric (Flexy Multi) 34.09 b 1.45
Ormco 68.29 d 2.61
  1. *Statistically significant differences (p < 0.05). Different lowercase letters represent non-significant differences.