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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Help Prevent White Spot Lesions on your Child’s Teeth!

Posted on June 24, 2016

Phos-Flur® Rinse is specially formulated for orthodontic patients to keep the teeth healthy and help prevent white spots! The first evidence of tooth decay is known as a white spot lesion in which the tooth’s enamel takes on an opaquee color in the area where a cavity is beginning to form.  Sodium Fluoride, the active ingredient in Phos-Flur® Rinse, is a mineral that works by making the teeth stronger and more resistant to cavities caused by acid and bacteria.  Safe, great-tasting and easy to use, Phos-Flur® Rinse provides clinically proven fluoride protection.  Adults and children 6 years of age and older should rinse once a day after brushing teeth with toothpaste. Vigorously swish 2 teaspoonfuls of rinse between the teeth for one minute and then spit it out.  No eating or drinking for 30 minutes after rinsing!  If your family dentist has prescribed you or your child a different fluoride product, please be sure to

Advances in Dentistry

Posted on June 14, 2016

Computerization has caused an enormous amount of change in our lives and in the health care industry. Treatment records are now paperless as well as diagnostic records (images that a patient needs to determine treatment). It’s hard to believe that it’s been 17 years since we went paperless in 1999! We now have digital intra-oral scanners in both offices, which help us to upgrade our treatment results from our “impression era” care. Patients enjoy not being “gagged”  during their digital image capturing. Align technology has lead the charge with appliances that are 3-D printed from images captured by their digital scanners. Scan times are as short as 5 minutes, delivering appliances that are extremely precise. Our doctors deliver treatment instructions to computer technicians who dial in tooth movements that are exactly what we order. In many cases, our Invisalign treatments are superior to what we could achieve with braces. The

Does Your Child Breath Through Their Mouth or Their Nose?

Posted on May 17, 2016

Normal, well-developed airways allow normal breathing through the nose, with the mouth closed. Nasal breathing is important because it is now known to be vital to good health. Research has shown that air breathed through the nose is quite different to the body than air breathed through the mouth.  The benefits of nasal breathing begin within hours of birth when nasal nitric oxide gas can first be detected.  Nitric oxide is a potent gas and a key component of human health.  Nitric oxide is produced in the nasal sinuses, secreted into the nasal passages and inhaled through the nose. It is well known to prevent bacterial growth, and in the lungs, nitric oxide improves the ability to absorb oxygen.  Nitric oxide is a strong vasodilator and brain transmitter. Furthermore, nitric oxide increases oxygen transport throughout the body and is vital to all body organs. A good airway and normal nasal