Meet Dr. James Crouse

Dr. James Crouse

Dr. James Crouse is a board certified orthodontist with over thirty years of experience in the field of dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Crouse owns his Salisbury, Maryland-based practice, The Brace Place, and holds himself and his employees to the highest standards in orthodontics. He takes pride in helping people live their best possible life by improving their smiles and finding a way to make trips to the orthodontist enjoyable for kids, teenagers and adults alike.

Dr. Crouse attended dental school at the University of Maryland at Baltimore after receiving his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland at College Park. He graduated magnacum laude from dental school in 1985 and went on to join the United States Air Force, completing his one-year practice residency in 1986 at Barksdale AFB Hospital.

Dr. Crouse practiced general dentistry at RAF Bentwaters in the United Kingdom for three years before leaving to complete his orthodontic training at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, graduating the program in 1991. He then spent three years at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany as an orthodontic consultant before returning home to the United States in 1994. He practiced in Maryland with Dr. Alfred Beattie, who retired in 1995.

Extremely active in the orthodontic and dental communities, Dr. Crouse is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the College of Diplomates of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Maryland State Dental Society, the Eastern Shore Dental Society, the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine, and the Maryland Sleep Society. He is also a past president of the Eastern Shore Dental Society.

When he has spare time, Dr. Crouse enjoys scuba diving, riding his Harley, and traveling with his wife. He has two daughters and three granddaughters.


“In my work with orthodontists all over the world, I have the pleasure of meeting exceptional clinicians and experts like Dr. James Crouse. In his book, A Smile to Change Your Life, Dr. Crouse does a wonderful job explaining the benefits of orthodontic treatment for you or your child. This is a great resource to answer your questions straight from an orthodontic expert. I wish there was a book like this when I had braces years ago!”

— Dr. Dustin Burleson, Orthodontist and Founder of Burleson Seminars

“Dr. Crouse’s guidebook gives readers everything they need to know if they are considering orthodontic care for themselves or a loved one.”

— Dr. John Burkett, DDS

The Practice

Invisalign treatments provide a discreet option for correcting your smile. This type of treatment incorporates a series of clear trays that fit perfectly over your teeth, moving them a little at a time. Due to the subtlety of this treatment, Invisalign is an excellent alternative for adults looking to correct their smile.

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