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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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Anna P.

“We love Dr. McSurdy and Dr. Pavlow! Their office is so nice. The staff is always courteous and professional.”

Lauren M.

“I love the compliments I get on my smile, such a confidence booster all thanks to the smile specialists and their staff.”

Olivia B.

“I just got my braces off and my teeth look AMAZING! Thank you Dr. McSurdy and the Smile Specialists!”

Sidney P.

“Love the Smile Specialists. Modern facilities, friendly staff, and amazing service!”

Chase K.

“Absolutely, without hesitation, would recommend The Smile Specialists. They are very professional, great with my children, and genuinely care about their patients To top off our experience with our three children, the results are amazing!”


Reading Fightin Phillies

Posted on July 10, 2015

We are inviting all of our patients and their immediate family members to join us at the Reading Fightin Phils game. Wednesday, August 12th @ 7:05 The game is complimentary but you do need to sign up in advance for tickets. You can sign up by calling our office at 610-489-6032 or by stopping by. Tickets to the game will be handed out the week before.

Alex’s Lemonade Stand

Posted on July 10, 2015

WHO IS ALEX?  Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of cancer patient Alexandra “Alex” Scott (1996-2004). In 2000, 4-year-old Alex announced that she wanted to hold a lemonade stand to raise money to help find a cure for all children with cancer. Since Alex held that first stand, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement, complete with thousands of supporters across the country carrying on her legacy of hope. To date, Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation, a registered 501(c)3 charity, has raised more than $100 million toward fulfilling Alex’s dream

Why Choose Us?

Posted on June 26, 2015

One o f the unique and defining features of our practice is our PAINLESS  method of palatal expansion. Mouth breathing and thumb sucking can lead to a narrow upper jaw. Orthodontic treatment between the ages of 6-10 enables us to use our painless method which is described on the treatment options page. Or you can revisit our blog from January 2014 as well. Early treatment with our expansion system allows us to prevent and correct severe crowding and flaring of the teeth. Early expansion also prevents canine impactions and poor tooth emergence. Our palatal expansion will remain unique to our practice