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Table 2 Groups of wires used for antibacterial property of surface-modified orthodontic wires

From: Antiadherent and antibacterial properties of stainless steel and NiTi orthodontic wires coated with silver against Lactobacillus acidophilus—an in vitro study

Group 3 Control group—it consisted of 10 uncoated stainless steel orthodontic wires
Group 4 Experimental group—it consisted of 10 surface-modified stainless steel orthodontic wires coated with silver
Group 7 Control group—it consisted of 10 uncoated nickel titanium wires
Group 8 Experimental group—it consisted of 10 surface-modified nickel titanium orthodontic wires coated with silver