Our Services

We provide braces and orthopedic appliances for children, adolescents and adults with a variety of options to make your smile as beautiful and healthy as it can be!


We accept most insurance plans, including Medicaid. We also offer excellent rates to self-insured patients because we want to help everyone have a bright, beautiful, and healthy smile.


Contact us to make an appointment or ask a question — we are here to help! We welcome patients from all over beautiful Southwest Colorado: Durango, Bayfield, Cortez, Pagosa Springs, Dove Creek, Ouray, Delores, Telluride, Hermosa, Mancos, Silverton, Ignacio, Towauc, Hesperus and in between!

Get to know us…

Christopher Lovell, DDS, MS, graduated at the top of his class from Marquette University in Wisconsin in 1999. Dr. Lovell is a veteran of the Army Reserve; he is an Eagle Scout; he and his wife Melanie have a fantastic kid (Spencer, who is well into adulthood but will always be their baby); and he enjoys gardening and cooking. (He makes an unbelievable apple pie!) His approach to orthodontics is to combine excellent, patient-centered care with fantastic results and affordability. He and Melanie love Southwest Colorado and are proud to call it home!

At Bright Day Orthodontics, we believe everyone is entitled to a healthy, beautiful smile! We accept most insurance, including Medicaid, and we have an affordable interest-free option for self-pay patients.

Conveniently located in Durango and Cortez…

Please come visit us at our state-of-the-art offices, conveniently located at 1849 Main Ave in Durango, or 48 East Main Street in Cortez, to learn more about how we can help you create your best smile!