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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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Sidney P.

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

Olivia B.

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

Anna P.

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

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!”

Lauren M.

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


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

Special Facebook Offer

Posted on June 26, 2015

    CALL TODAY with the special offer code   Facebook Summer Offer 300 (Or PRINT this page) Affordable payment plans with 0% Interest and No Down Payment! Customize your smile… pick your Fun, Stylish Color Bands! Premier provider of  Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®. Only select orthodontists have earned this distinction. We have treated over 750 Invisalign® patients. **This offer is valid for a Complimentary Child or Adult Orthodontic Exam and x-ray ($300 value) and receive … $300 OFF any Orthodontic Treatment (if started by 7/31/15*) *Offer applies to 6/12/15 – 7/31/15 initial exams that begin treatment by 7/31/15. Must use

Jaw Surgery? Say no, no, no!

Posted on June 16, 2015

One of our strengths is presenting alternative options to jaw surgery and still obtaining excellent results. Often, malalignment of one or both dental options is a barrier to patients with a bad bite. Creating two symmetrical dental arches (with straight teeth) can create the ability for patients to “find” the correct bite. We measure the teeth and dental arches in order to create balance within the jaws. The result is a balanced occlusion where by a gentle fit is achieved. Recently, several patients have come to us for non-surgical treatment to meet their orthodontic needs after many years of avoidance.