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Table 1 Comparative debonding force values between the universal testing machine and the prototype device

From: Validation and reliability of a prototype orthodontic bracket debonding device equipped with force-sensitive resistor (FSR): a novel method of measuring orthodontic bracket debonding force in vivo

Variables Mean ± standard deviation T statistics p value
Universal testing machine (n = 30) Prototype device (n = 30)
Debonding force (N) 10.43 ± 2.71 9.36 ± 1.65 1.837 0.072
  1. n, number of samples; N, newton units of force
  2. p < 0.05