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Table 5 Mean (in cN) and standard deviation (SD) of 0.016-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 28.96 (5.15) B 29.78 (10.64) B 6.67 (7.22) A 23.45 (13.48) B 0.000*
1 mm 95.44 (8.66) 98.08 (10.47) 112.11 (43.07) 130.15 (55.70) 0.1359
2 mm 299.36 (11.30) B 259.90 (8.18) A 306.96 (9.90) B 321,40 (15.76) C 0.000*
3 mm 389.28 (9.16) B 352.69 (7.65) A 441.23 (13.10) D 424,02 (5.62) C 0.000*
  1. *Statistically significant at p < 0.05