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  the clinical manager for the operations department of the company and he was based in Heredia, Costa Rica. With his experience of working with clear aligners to straighten teeth, he is considered by many to be an expert in this technique. He has lectured nationally and internationally on this exciting topic in orthodontics.


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 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, photography, drones, bicycling, and traveling.

Our 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.

Our office is conveniently located at 701 W. College Street, near the intersection of Lake Street in Lake Charles, Louisiana.