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Table 3 Comparison of weight: initial, final, and change in weight of wires

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

Group Weight Significance
Initial Final Change
Group 1 0.240 ± 0.021 0.325 ± 0.035 0.085 ± 0.024 P < 0.001**
(0.200–0.250) (0.250-0.350) (35.4 %)
Group 2 0.245 ± 0.028 0.255 ± 0.037 0.010 ± 0.020 P = 0.168
(0.200–0.300) (0.200–0.300) (4.08 %)
Group 5 0.220 ± 0.026 0.265 ± 0.033 0.045 ± 0.028 P < 0.001**
(0.200–0.250) (0.250–0.350) (20.5 %)
Group 6 0.225 ± 0.042 0.235 ± 0.047 0.010 ± 0.021 P = 0.169
(0.150–0.300) (0.150–0.300) (4.4 %)
  1. **Statistically significant