About Dr. Crawford:

Dr. Crawford is a specialist in orthodontics with a practice limited to orthodontics. Dr. Crawford grew up in Lake Charles, where he attended St. Louis High School.

After attending college at LSU in Baton Rouge, he graduated with honors from LSU Dental School in New Orleans, and then completed a 2 year advanced specialization training in orthodontics at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, Oregon.

After 2 years of private practice he joined the orthodontic staff of Align Technology, Inc. in the San Francisco Bay Area and later became clinical manager for the operations department of the company and he was based in Heredia, Costa Rica.

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In 2004, after 4 and a half years with Align Technology, Inc. he returned to Lake Charles with his high school sweetheart and now wife, Angela (Stoma), their daughter, Zoe, and son, Eli. He continues to provide orthodontic care at Crawford Orthodontics to the Lake Area as his father, Dr. Patrick Crawford, did for 30 plus years.

Dr. Crawford provides both conventional orthodontic treatment and the clear removable aligner treatment. With his with his experience of working with clear aligners to straighten teeth, he is considered by many of his peers to be an expert in this technique. He has lectured nationally and internationally on this relatively new and exciting technique in orthodontics.

Dr. Crawford is a member of multiple professional organizations, including the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Southwest Society of Orthodontics and the Southwest Louisiana Dental Study Club.

Besides straightening teeth, Dr. Crawford enjoys spending time with his family, bicycling, and traveling.

Our Staff:
We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team has the necessary experience to treat patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. We are very proud of our team.

Office Policies & Mission:
Our No. 1 goal is to provide the highest quality orthodontic care in a family-based, high-technology practice. Using proven state-of-the-art technology to enhance your experience, we maintain the most advanced procedures and equipment available to ensure that every patient achieves a healthy and beautiful smile.

We offer a unique orthodontic experience that is fun, affordable, interactive and effective. Combining the right mix of personal care, high technology and continuing education, we maintain a commitment to our patients in every facet of our practice. If you have questions or concerns, please let us know.

Why Choose our Office:
Our office strives to provide the best:
  • Quality of orthodontic care
  • Personal attention to each and every one of our patients
  • Fun, friendly environment
Dr. Crawford and his team are focused on your care as a number one priority, and as a team we are able to deliver outstanding orthodontic care with a genuine love for what we do.

Community involvement:
Here at Crawford Orthodontics, we also take pride in supporting our local community as much as possible. Each year we visit local elementary schools to teach hundreds of children the importance of brushing and flossing and eating the right foods. We support local children's programs and charities.