Outstanding Orthodontist in Salisbury and Easton, MD

Since 1994, The Brace Place Has Helped Over 6,000 Patients in the Delmarva Peninsula With Award-Winning Care

The Brace Place is committed to being patient-focused by providing high-quality care with a truly personal touch. Dr. Crouse strives to be the best orthodontist in Salisbury and Easton, MD. To Dr. Crouse and our experienced team, you are not just a patient, you are a member of our family and we will do everything we can to ensure that all your orthodontic appointments are both effortless and unforgettable. You can trust our highly experienced team of professionals to execute a unique, personalized treatment plan just for you that will result in the smile of your dreams – delivered with genuine compassion. 

We constantly strive for the best results for each of our patients, which also means we are dedicated to researching and employing the latest technology in the orthodontic field. Our technical advances provide multiple benefits for our patients, including faster, more accurate diagnoses, and more comfortable braces and orthodontic treatment.

Extensive Experience

Dr. James M. Crouse has treated thousands of patients and knows that each smile — and each treatment — is unique. By taking the time to truly listen to patients and their vision of their ultimate smile, we can identify which treatment option is best for each individual patient. We know it’s a journey and we’re with you every step of the way to provide the positive office experience and excellent results that we know patients seek in an orthodontic practice. We go the extra mile – just to see you smile!

Dr. Crouse’s academic achievements include:

  • 9 years of service in the Air Force as a general dentist and orthodontist and general practice residency
  • Bachelor’s Degree, the University of Maryland at College Park
  • D.D.S., the University of Maryland at Baltimore, Magna Cum Laude
  • Orthodontics Degree, Emory University

His professional associations include:

In addition, he is a published author and a volunteer professor at NYU/Langone Pediatric Dental Residency In Princess Anne, MD.

To benefit from Dr. Crouse’s extensive experience, call 410-749-2933 to schedule your complimentary initial appointment or click here to use our convenient online form.

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World-Class Patient Care

Our team at The Brace Place lives by our promise. We are dedicated to providing world-class patient care and know that when you choose an orthodontist to care for you, you are adding people into your life that will not only boost your confidence, they will help provide you with an amazing smile that will forever impact your life. Our team strives to ensure that each and every time you enter the office, your experience is worthy of a 5-star review.

We also follow suit to Dr. Crouse’s dedication to being the best in the industry. Each team member consistently surpasses the mandatory requirements in their area of expertise. From the waiting room to the orthodontic chair, we will make sure you feel confident in the quality of care you are receiving and that you love your new smile!

After Work and School Appointments

The Brace Place understands that our patients have busy lives, often filled with sports, academics, work, and other responsibilities. We’re committed to providing the highest quality orthodontic care to our patients and want to make the treatment process as convenient for you as possible. To accommodate our patients’ busy schedules, we offer after work and school hours – as late as 7 pm – so children don’t have to miss school and parents won’t have to leave work.

Call 410-749-2933 or click here today to schedule your complimentary The Brace Place Smile Assessment today.

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Board-Certified Orthodontic Care

When it comes to the health and aesthetics of your smile, having an experienced, board-certified orthodontist is key. In addition to improving over 6,000 smiles since 1994, Dr. Crouse is also board-certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO).

Only 1 in 3 orthodontists succeed in meeting the stringent standards of ABO Certification. To achieve certification, orthodontists must not only have significant knowledge and expertise; they must also demonstrate that they follow the highest standard of care by presenting consistent successful orthodontic results from their own patients.

This experience allows him to properly diagnose your case and expertly recommend the best-suited course of treatment.


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Continued Education & Authority

Orthodontics is always evolving and it’s important that our office stays up-to-date on the latest treatments, techniques, and technologies. At The Brace Place, our staff members participate in training programs and coaching events at the Scheduling Institute to learn best practices in customer service and practice growth strategies.

Dr. Crouse is the past president of the Eastern Shore Dental Society and Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (Board Certified). In addition, he:


  • Is a published author
  • Published an article in the December 2018 issue of the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics on compliance with aligner wear
  • Is participating in two studies being conducted by Invisalign
  • Is a volunteer professor for NYU/Langone Pediatric Dental Residency in Princess Anne, MD
  • Has had a patient case in every Invisalign gallery since 2010
  • In 2018, had all four of his submitted Invisalign cases selected as semi-finalists for the Invisalign Shootout (out of the top 100 cases in North America)
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Emergency Care

Although there are few true orthodontic emergencies, we are always available to help you and will see you as soon as we can, usually within 24 hours, 7 days a week. If you have a broken appliance or are experiencing intense pain, please call us as soon as possible. We will do our best to fit you into the schedule for an appointment. Even if you have a regular appointment scheduled, call immediately to notify us that you need an appliance repaired. We are here for you!

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Advanced Technology

Orthodontics is a cutting-edge discipline, and all these innovations mean that we can provide patients like you with the very best the industry has to offer. Here are just a few of the state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment options we offer at The Brace Place.

  • Our CBCT X-ray machine can see what is hidden that may make your treatment take longer. Before the CBCT X-ray machine, we had to make an educated guess as to where the teeth were
  • iTero Digital Impression scanners, which involves NO radiation and creates a super accurate 3D electronic model of your teeth, replacing goopy impressions
  • Gum & Tissue Laser to uncover slowly erupting teeth, some impacted teeth, or to re-contour overgrown gum tissue
  • Cutting-edge self-ligating braces
  • Accelerated orthodontics to speed up the treatment process

Using the most advanced technology is just another way Dr. Crouse strives to be the best orthodontist in Salisbury and Easton, MD. Call 410-749-2933 or click here to schedule your complimentary The Brace Place Smile Assessment to see how we can help you!

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Published Author

In 2017, Dr. James Crouse published a comprehensive orthodontic guidebook entitled, “A Smile to Change Your Life: A Guidebook to Orthodontic Care.”

Recognizing the anxiety and fear many individuals have when it comes to visiting the dentist or orthodontist, Dr. Crouse decided to write this book in order to give people a better understanding of what they can expect when they visit an orthodontist. There are many misconceptions regarding orthodontic treatment such as braces are only for teenagers, they are only for improving appearance, and treatment takes several years. That’s just not the case today. In “A Smile to Change Your Life”, you will learn everything you need to know if you have a child with crooked teeth or if you are considering treatment for yourself.

Schedule your complimentary initial appointment today to get your complimentary copy!

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FREE New Patient Consultation

No two smiles are alike. That’s why The Brace Place offers every new patient our complimentary The Brace Place Smile Assessment, including:

  • Discussion of Your Goals
  • Digital X-Rays
  • Thorough Oral Exam
  • In-Depth Consultation
  • 3D Scan of Your Teeth & Simulation of Your Treatment
  • BONUS – a FREE copy of Dr. Crouse’s book, “A Smile to Change Your Life: A Guidebook to Orthodontic Care”
  • Valued at $275 – Yours for FREE!

During your assessment, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, our Lifetime Guarantee, our flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

Click here to use our convenient online form or call 410-749-2933 to speak with one of our friendly team members and schedule your appointment today.

Come experience our state-of-the-art orthodontic office! You will quickly discover that we offer high-quality orthodontic treatment to all our patients – and we do it with a smile!

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Lifetime Guarantee

At The Brace Place, we stand behind our treatment for you or your children. That’s why we offer a Lifetime Guarantee on treatment to all our patients. This means we will do whatever it takes over the course of treatment to make sure you are satisfied. Ask for more information about our Lifetime Guarantee during your initial exam and complimentary consultation with our experienced team.

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Award-Winning Orthodontic Care

At The Brace Place, our core purpose is to ensure your comfort and happiness from the moment you walk through our doors. We are proud to announce that our efforts to provide the best orthodontic care possible has been recognized by our peers and we have received the following awards:

  • Coastal Style Magazine – Best Of Winner 2020
  • Coastal Style Magazine – Best Of Winner 2018
  • Coastal Style Magazine – Best Of Winner 2017
  • Numerous 5-star Patient Reviews

To benefit from our award-winning orthodontic care, schedule your complimentary appointment today!

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Same-Day Appointment & Starts (For New Patients)

At The Brace Place, we know your time is precious and important. With work, school, and extracurricular activities, finding time in your busy schedule for orthodontic appointments can sometimes be difficult. That’s why, as a new patient, we offer you the choice to start treatment on the same day as your initial exam and consultation if that is what you want. Our goal is to work with you to provide the most time-efficient appointment and orthodontic treatment options available to fit your schedule. Not only does this save you time but it also saves you money! This is yet another way that we work to make orthodontic treatment as easy and relaxing as possible for you.

Schedule your The Brace Place Smile Assessment by calling 410-749-2933 or by clicking here today!

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Most Insurance Accepted

The Brace Place will work with you to discuss all the costs associated with your treatment and possible payment plans so you can make the best choice for you and your family. Our goal is to make our orthodontic treatments affordable to all and will work to create a payment plan to meet your needs and fit your budget. That’s why we accept most insurance plans and our experienced staff will help you work with insurance companies to submit any claims and paperwork. This is another way Dr. Crouse strives to be the best orthodontist in Salisbury and Easton, MD!

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Affordable Payment Options

The Brace Place understands that cost can be a big issue when it comes to braces and orthodontic treatment. We want to make treatment easy and affordable for you or your loved one once you walk through the doors of our office. That’s why we do NOT charge interest for spreading the payments out over the course of your treatment time to make it easier for you to afford treatment for you or your loved one. We also accept Care Credit, which allows you to set a payment plan that works for your budget.

Call 410-749-2933 to ask about our payment options and see why we consistently receive 5-star ratings from our patients!

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As one of the premier orthodontic practices in Salisbury & Easton, MD our doctor and team at The Brace Place also provide 5-star orthodontic care to patients from Cambridge, MD, and Surrounding Areas.