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.

Dr. McSurdy and Dr. Pavlow are comfortable with treating a wide range of malocclusions with Invisalign®. They are an Invisalign® Top 1% provider and dedicated to offering only the highest level of care. Invisalign®, along with Dr. McSurdy and Dr. Pavlow, can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted!

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PatientTestimonials

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 !!"

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!"

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)"

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."

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++++++++++++++++++++++"

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!"

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."

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."

"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."

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. : )"

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."
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ToothTalk

The Daily Grind of Bruxism

Dec 5

MOST PEOPLE GRIND OR CLENCH their teeth briefly when annoyed or in a tense situation. That level of teeth-grinding isn’t really something to worry about. It’s when you do it far more frequently, often without even realizing it (you might even do it in your sleep!), that it can potentially become a serious problem. The medical term for this kind of teeth-grinding is bruxism. Bruxism: What and Why The main causes of bruxism is stress and an imperfect bite. Symptoms of Bruxism: Frequent headaches from all the strain Enlargement in your jaw muscles (because you’re giving them quite the workout!) Shifting teeth Flattened chewing surfaces of teeth Exposed dentin and increased tooth sensitivity Chipped/cracked/split teeth Tooth loss Your Next Steps Depending on which type of bruxism you have, there are a variety of treatments or approaches to either reduce the grinding or the damage it causes. Relaxation Particularly for stress-related bruxism, relaxation techniques such…

Why See An Orthodontist?

Nov 28

Did you know that an orthodontist must become a dentist FIRST? All orthodontist are dentists, but not all dentists are orthodontists. Extra training and education that makes an orthodontist qualified to safely and effectively adjust a patient’s dental alignment, which is why it’s so important to choose an orthodontist to straighten your smile. This is especially true with Invisalign treatment where the diagnosis needs to be thorough and complete to set up a great treatment sequence! We have treated over 1,500 patients with Invisalign and we are committed to excellence to optimize your smile and dental health! Trust your team at McSurdy & Pavlow Orthodontics Dr. David W. McSurdy graduated from Perkiomen Valley High School and then went to receive his Bachelor of Science degree from Lafayette College. He completed his dental training at Temple University School of Dentistry and continued on for his specialized training in orthodontics at Fairleigh…

How A Nail Biting Habit Affects Teeth

Sep 24

NAIL BITING IS A HABIT shared by between a quarter and a third of children and nearly half of teenagers. Compulsive behaviors don’t always have negative effects on a person’s physical health, but this one definitely does. In addition to leaving the nails torn and uneven and doing damage to the nail beds, nail biting can lead to a variety of oral health complications. Nail Biting Versus Teeth And Gums You might think that your teeth are much tougher than your fingernails, but over time, nail biting can cause significant damage to both teeth and gums. Here are some of the biggest ways this happens: Erosion, chipping, and cracking: the grinding friction of teeth against nails can gradually wear the enamel away, or even cause teeth to chip or crack. Malocclusion and gaps: biting nails doesn’t just damage the teeth, it can also cause them to move, leading to malocclusion’s (problems with the bite) and gaps.…

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