Glossary of Abbreviations

A

AAustralian wire (G & H wire company)
AntAnterior
ATTQAtlanta torquing auxiliary (Atlanta Orthodontics Corporation)
awArchwire

B

BBraided archwire (when inserted after an archwire)
BB Bond (eg./ B2-2: bond brackets from lateral incisor to lateral incisor)
B1-1LRetBond a fixed lingual retainer wire from central incisor to central incisor
BUL2Bond a bracket, (or a laminate), to the upper left lateral incisor
BxBroken

C

CDeciduous cuspid
CFit and cement
CGCervical Gear
chChain (elastic)
chL 5-6Chain the lower 2nd bicuspids to the 1st molars
chLL56Chain only the lower left 2nd bicuspid to the lower left first molar
CIClass 1
CIIClass 2
CII/IClass 2, division 1
CII/IIClass 2, division 2
CIILClass 2 elastics left side only
CIIIClass 3
CombiCombi gear
Combi 2:1Headgear strap of the Combi gear twice the force of the cervical strap
ConstConstriction
CSFCircumferential supracrestal fiberotomy

D

DDeciduous 1st molar

E

EDeciduous 2nd molar
EqEquilibrate
ExpExpansion, expanded

F

FFinal
FrenFrenectomy

G

GMDGreenfield Molar Distalizer
GMD46Greenfield Molar Distalizer attached to first bicuspids and 1st molars
GMD56Greenfield Molar Distalizer attached to 2nd bicuspids and 1st molars
GTAGreenfield torquing auxiliary spring (TP Orthodontics)

H

HGHi pull headgear
HrHour
HxHelix

I

IInsert
IntIntrusion archwire
IRInsert retainer
IRPM only Retainer worn only at night

L

LLower or left
LabLabial
LB1Lip bumper Level 1
LB2Lip bumper Level 2
LB3Lip bumper Level 3
LevelReduce incisal edges with diamond disc
LingLingual
LLLower left
LTLong term (retention)

M

MMonths
ManMandibular
MandMandibular
MaxMaxillary
MEAMaxillary expansion appliance
MEA46Maxillary expansion appliance attached to 1st bicuspids and 1st molars
MEA56Maxillary expansion appliance attached to 2nd bicuspids and 1st molars
MnMandibular
MxMaxillary

N

NNitinol wire
NanceNance Button
NeoNeoSentalloy heat activated archwire (GAC International)

O

OOriginal (initial)
OCSOpen coil spring
OCS1-3ROpen coil spring between the right central incisor and right cuspid
OffStop, discontinue
oz.Ounces (1 ounce = 30 gm.)

P

PMNight time only
POSTooth positioner
POSTPosterior
Pre TreatPre Treatment (prior to initiating treatment)
Pre TxPre Treatment (prior to initiating treatment)
ProgProgress (treatment)

R

RResolve archwire (when inserted after archwire) (GAC International)
RRight
RetRetainer
RHGReverse (forward) pull gear
RMRocky Mountain (Warren) torquing springs (Rocky Mountain Orthodontics)
RMDRemovable molar distalizer (Cetlin appliance)
RotRotation
RotspRotation spring
RPXReproximate (tooth discing)

S

SSentalloy (GAC International)
SagSagittal
SectSectional archwire
SentSentalloy (GAC International)
SSStainless steel
SSTieFigure 8 stainless steel tie
SySentalloy (GAC International)

T

T-outTransferred out of clinic
TPBTranspalatal Bar
TPB6Transpalatal Bar on first molars
TPB7Transpalatal Bar on second molars
TQTorque (root)
CrtqCrown torque
LingcrTQLingual crown torque
Twist (T)Round diameter twistoflex steel wire (nitinol has replaced this wire)

U

UUpper
ULUpper left
UnilatUnilateral
UPSUprighting spring
URUpper right

V

VB“V” Bend

W

WOWaiting on the eruption of certain teeth

X

XExtract (remove)
X U8/L8Extract upper 3rd molars and lower 3rd molars
X ULEExtract upper left deciduous 2nd molar
X UREExtract upper right deciduous 2nd molar

Y

YYears

Numbers & Symbols

+Plus
.018” A Int.018 inch Australian Intrusion (G & H wire company) archwire
1 Hr/day/6MOne hour per day for 6 months
1 oz. anterior1 ounce anterior elastic attached to either lip bumper hooks or facebow cuspid hooks.
2 oz. CIII2 ounce Class 3 elastic
2 oz. CIIIR2 ounce Class 3 elastic worn on the right side only
3T/week3 times per week
3T/week PM3 times per week nighttime wear only
2-2 ch 2-2Elastic chain inserted from lateral incisor to lateral incisor.
.021 × .025” SS sect 2-2.021 × .025” stainless steel sectional archwire inserted from lateral incisor to lateral incisor
6-6Elastic chain (or archwire), inserted from first molar to first molar

Transverse Dimensions

OLCoriginal lower cuspid
PLCprogress lower cuspid
FLCfinal lower cuspid
LTLClong term lower cuspid
OLBoriginal lower bicuspid
PLBprogress lower bicuspid
FLBfinal lower bicuspid
LTLBlong term lower bicuspid
OLMoriginal lower molar
PLMprogress lower molar
FLMfinal lower molar
LTLMlong term lower molar
OUCoriginal upper cuspid
PUCprogress upper cuspid
FUCfinal upper cuspid
LTUClong term upper cuspid
OUBoriginal upper bicuspid
PUBprogress upper bicuspid
FUBfinal upper bicuspid
LTUBlong term upper bicuspid
OUMoriginal upper molar
PUMprogress upper molar
FUMfinal upper molar
LTUMlong term upper molar
OFRONToriginal frontal section through the central fossa of the left 1st molar to right 1st molar
PFRONTprogress frontal section through the central fossa of the left 1st molar to right 1st molar
FFRONTfinal frontal section through the central fossa of the left 1st molar to right 1st molar
LTFRONTlong term frontal section through the central fossa of the left 1st molar to right 1st molar