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Table 3 Mean (in cN) and standard deviation (SD) of 0.014-in. conventional NiTi wires in the bracket systems (n = 10)

From: Force level of small diameter nickel-titanium orthodontic wires ligated with different methods

Elastic deflection Damon Bioquick EL ML p
Mean (S.D.) Mean (S.D.) Mean (S.D.) Mean (S.D.)
0.5 mm 24.45 (3.84) BC 22.57 (6.74) B 3.36 (1.64) A 33.36 (12.80) C 0.000*
1 mm 70.06 (8.19) A 54.62 (6.12) A 69.52 (41.57) A 118.26 (25.26) B 0.000*
2 mm 196.92 (7.79) B 167.14 (6.30) A 190.65 (6.36) B 214.84 (7.43) C 0.000*
3 mm 235.42 (8.89) B 224.33 (5.62) A 277.70 (9.84) C 274.84 (6.47) C 0.000*
  1. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05