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Table 2 Comparison of bond failure between FRC and MSW retainers

From: “Clinical comparison of bond failure rate between two types of mandibular canine-canine bonded orthodontic retainers- a randomized clinical trial”

Type of retainer No. of subjects No. of teeth bonded Frequency of bond failure (%) Significance
(P-value)*
FRC 26 156 67 (42.94%) 0.012
MSW 26 156 49 (31.41%)
Total 52 312 116 (37.17%)
  1. FRC Fiber reinforced composite, MSW Multistranded stainless steel wire
  2. *Significant at 0.05 (Chi-square test)