Experience & Education
Dr. Chris Lovell
In addition to his skill as an orthodontist, it’s his respect and compassion for others that sets Dr. Lovell apart. His goal is to make braces an enjoyable, predictable experience. He believes that a visit to his office should be something pleasant, that his patients should have a say in the kind of treatment they receive, and that each patient deserves individualized patient care. Scheduling is set up to allow for quality time between doctor and patient while ensuring minimal wait time.
Dr. Lovell has over 16 years of experience as an orthodontist and owner of two successful practices in Colorado. He graduated in the top 10% of his dental class at Marquette University and was a member of two academic honor societies while there: Omicron Kappa Upsilon and Alpha Sigma Nu. He successfully completed additional training in a two-year residency specifically in orthodontics, also at Marquette University. He is the author of three published academic research papers. In his personal time he enjoys cooking, skiing, hiking, and traveling.
Bright Day Ortho’s Office Manager
Melanie Lovell retired from the practice of law in 2013 after 20 years as the owner of a family practice law firm in Georgia. As Bright Day Ortho’s office manager, Melanie’s organizational skills and eye for detail help keep the practice running smoothly and efficiently so that patients have a happy, stress-free experience.
Lead Orthodontic Assistant
Maria has been in the dental field since 2002. Her sunny smile, happy disposition, and her exceptional and gentle orthodontic technique make her a real asset to the practice! Maria is clearly a people person and enjoys the opportunity to build relationships with her patients. When not at work, her favorite things to do include spending time with her loved ones, writing, yoga, meditation, reading, hiking, and gardening.
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Our Orthodontic Services
At Bright Day Orthodontics, we provide a wide variety of orthodontic services to help give everyone a beautiful smile. We specialize in treating a variety of tooth and jaw alignment issues using non-surgical procedures. We will help to diagnose, prevent and treat conditions such as “malocclusions”, or bad bites, including if you have an overbite, underbite, open bite, gaps, or overcrowded teeth.
Book an appointment to learn more about the treatment options that will help you to straighten your teeth and retrain your mouth muscles best. Learn more about our services today…
About Bright Day
Welcome to Bright Day Orthodontics, Southwest Colorado’s only Medicaid Orthodontics clinic. Learn more about us…
Bright Day Orthodontics
1485 Florida Rd, Suite C205
Durango, CO 81301
Monday – Friday: 10:00am-5:00pm