Gilbertsville & CollegevilleOrthodontists

The Smile Specialists, Dr. David McSurdy & Dr. Sarah Pavlow, are Pennsylvania’s top orthodontists. Our website is designed to acquaint you with our staff, experience & state-of-the-art offices.  Please take a moment to browse through our site, meet our dedicated team, and learn about how you or your child can receive orthodontic treatment in Collegeville & Gilbertsville from our premier orthodontic practice, just 40 minutes outside of Philadelphia.

Our mission is to show our patients that we care by the way we serve them.  Our reward is creating beautiful smiles in an atmosphere of love and respect for our patients. 

 Our vision is to go above and beyond all expectations in providing phenomenal orthodontic care.  Our teamwork and genuine respect for our patients and each other will take us there.

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PatientTestimonials

High quality, great service

"It was our first experience at an orthodontic office and I can't imagine it going any better. The customer service was above and beyond from our initial call to the office, through our entire appointment. You could tell everyone loved working there and was there to help us as patients! Dr. McSurdy was very friendly, professional and efficient. The office answered all of our questions and my daughter was so excited the entire visit! They made it fun and she is really looking forward to getting her braces on in 2 wks and even has her colors picked out already for the bands. Thank you to the entire team for making our experience wonderful and would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a high quality practice!"

S L

5.0
2017-03-10T17:48:59+00:00

S L

"It was our first experience at an orthodontic office and I can't imagine it going any better. The customer service was above and beyond from our initial call to the office, through our entire appointment. You could tell everyone loved working there and was there to help us as patients! Dr. McSurdy was very friendly, professional and efficient. The office answered all of our questions and my daughter was so excited the entire visit! They made it fun and she is really looking forward to getting her braces on in 2 wks and even has her colors picked out already for the bands. Thank you to the entire team for making our experience wonderful and would highly recommend this office to anyone looking for a high quality practice!"

"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."
5.0
2017-03-07T18:19:33+00:00
"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."

Kerri O.

"The entire staff made being an "adult patient" fun and comfortable. They are all so upbeat and kind as well as patient and thorough. I am absolutely thrilled that I am not afraid to smile anymore!! I Could not have dreamed of a better experience !"

Kerri O.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:35:48+00:00

Kerri O.

"The entire staff made being an "adult patient" fun and comfortable. They are all so upbeat and kind as well as patient and thorough. I am absolutely thrilled that I am not afraid to smile anymore!! I Could not have dreamed of a better experience !"

Robert S.

"McSurdy and Pavlow is a very professional, well managed orthodontic practice with an extremely high level of customer service. The staff is well trained and very competent. It is one of if not the best medical practices I have experienced. Robert V Swanick (patients grandfather)"

Robert S.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:37:04+00:00

Robert S.

"McSurdy and Pavlow is a very professional, well managed orthodontic practice with an extremely high level of customer service. The staff is well trained and very competent. It is one of if not the best medical practices I have experienced. Robert V Swanick (patients grandfather)"

Ruth L.

"As usual the doctor office always provides excellent service and quality care."

Ruth L.

5.0
2015-04-14T17:15:53+00:00

Ruth L.

"As usual the doctor office always provides excellent service and quality care."

Andrew J.

"Staff is always friendly, very flexible, polite and helpful. I have been a patient for a year now and have had absolutely no issues with anything. I love my Invisalign treatment and am glad I did not choose anyone else. Robin referred me by the way. Thank you!"

Andrew J.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:37:35+00:00

Andrew J.

"Staff is always friendly, very flexible, polite and helpful. I have been a patient for a year now and have had absolutely no issues with anything. I love my Invisalign treatment and am glad I did not choose anyone else. Robin referred me by the way. Thank you!"

Linda A.

"Dr. McSurdy has a GREAT bedside manner. He explains everything that he is doing. All the office staff is very friendly...freely giving everyone a smile. The cost of the braces themselves was the best (lowest) compared to other offices in the area."

Linda A.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:36:18+00:00

Linda A.

"Dr. McSurdy has a GREAT bedside manner. He explains everything that he is doing. All the office staff is very friendly...freely giving everyone a smile. The cost of the braces themselves was the best (lowest) compared to other offices in the area."

Love At First Visit

"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."
5.0
2017-03-07T18:20:46+00:00
"Our consultation was awesome. Very comfortable, clean, friendly, informative, welcoming, no pressure! My oldest daughter was the patient but her younger sister was treated just as well! The doctor and staff clearly have the patients best interest as first priority. And are very clear with the treatment plan! Affordable payment plans and incentives for the kids, we look forward to the treatment journey! Very impressed with our first impression! Would highly recommend."

Anthony R.

"Dr. McSurdy is the best!!!!!! Nothing but the best care for straightening my teeth."

Anthony R.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:35:23+00:00

Anthony R.

"Dr. McSurdy is the best!!!!!! Nothing but the best care for straightening my teeth."

Thomas F.

"Staff is always friendly. facility is always bright and clean. Wait time is always short. Doctors are polite, informative and listen. We could not be happier. Thank You !!"

Thomas F.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:34:10+00:00

Thomas F.

"Staff is always friendly. facility is always bright and clean. Wait time is always short. Doctors are polite, informative and listen. We could not be happier. Thank You !!"

Positive Experience

"My 9 year old had her first consultation today and was full of questions. The staff was very thorough, attentive, upbeat and kind. My daughter cannot wait to get her braces. : )"
5.0
2017-03-07T18:20:19+00:00
"My 9 year old had her first consultation today and was full of questions. The staff was very thorough, attentive, upbeat and kind. My daughter cannot wait to get her braces. : )"

Mary P.

"my 2nd child on the final lap of orthodontic treatment with Dr. McSurdy / Dr. Pavlov and team... I'm thrilled with the results... both my kids had severe issues that you would never have any idea what the before looked like seeing them now.... A++++++++++++++++++++++"

Mary P.

5.0
2016-09-21T19:34:52+00:00

Mary P.

"my 2nd child on the final lap of orthodontic treatment with Dr. McSurdy / Dr. Pavlov and team... I'm thrilled with the results... both my kids had severe issues that you would never have any idea what the before looked like seeing them now.... A++++++++++++++++++++++"
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RecentNews

Patient Appreciation Party Rescheduled

Posted on May 4, 2017

We are sorry to say that we have to CANCEL our patient appreciation party this Saturday, May 6th due to the unfortunate weather. Saturday’s forecast looks like it will be raining all day long and to make the best of the party, we have decided to move the the party to another date. Rain Date: Saturday, June 24th    12pm – 4pm If you already received your T-Time, please keep that time for June 24th. If you need to cancel your reservation, please contact the office at 610-489-6032. If you can make the June 24th date and would like to join the party, please call the office to sign. up. We are very sorry that we have to cancel this event but we want to make sure that all of our patients get the best patient appreciation party that they deserve. We plan on having a day filled with mini-golf, music,…

How to brush your teeth with Braces

Posted on May 3, 2017

Get started. Remove elastics, bands, or removable parts of orthodontic appliances. Clean your braces. Carefully clean around wires and pins. Brush each wire. Move top to bottom, and all the way around upper and lower teeth. Brush your teeth. … Floss once a day. … Rinse, and then check your teeth. Final step — rinse your teeth with phos-flur for one minute. Our office asks that each patient uses the fluoride rinse Phos-flur. For more information about Phos-flur visit our past blog. *If you would like a diagram like the one shown to keep in your child’s bathroom as a brushing guide, please ask at your next appointment. They are available in both the Collegeville and Gilbertsville office locations. 

What is a Decalcification and Could you be Susceptible?

Posted on April 13, 2017

You may not realize it, but consuming carbonated beverages, fruit juice, and highly acidic foods every day can be harmful to your teeth!  Acidic foods and drinks can create an oral acid imbalance, which over time can cause your teeth can lose minerals and strength.  The acid in the foods we eat and drink pull the minerals, calcium and phosphate from tooth structure.  The loss of calcium and phosphate from your teeth is called decalcification.  The consumption of highly acidic food and drinks in combination with the accumulation of plaque (a sticky, colorless film of bacteria) on the teeth can make a person highly susceptible to decalcifications.  Sometimes referred to as white spot lesions, decalcifications have a chalky-white appearance and can cause sensitivity as well as make teeth more prone to tooth decay. How to Prevent Decalcifications? Practice good oral hygiene by brushing at least 2 x per day and…