What Sets Us Apart



A Lifetime of Amazing Smiles for You!

Having a confidence-filled, beautiful smile will change your life. When we know our smiles are healthy and attractive, we feel better about ourselves: our self-esteem blossoms and we are confident around others. Rather than hiding crooked teeth, we radiant happiness and eagerly, comfortably interact with others.

At A Smile By Design, Dr. Daniella Phillis and her orthodontic team understand the power of an incredible smile: we see our patients transform every day!

Why Choose Orthodontic Treatment?

Many people think having braces is about achieving a great smile. They’re right: we do create amazing smiles. There are additional benefits of having properly aligned teeth, too. When one’s teeth are in correct position, it’s easier to thoroughly brush and floss them, which means it’s less likely a person will develop cavities and gum disease in the future.

Additionally, orthodontic treatment improves one’s bite. Not only is it easier to properly chew food, but the stress on one’s jaw joints and neck and face muscles is decreased. Many people with TMJ-TMD issues benefit from orthodontic care.

Personalized Care

We’re here to help as you change your life. We offer leading-edge treatment, customized to your unique needs, and we’re your supporters and cheerleaders. We want you to enjoy every step of you journey and be smiling at every visit!

Dr. Phillis our team members are experienced professionals. We’re also warm, personable, and love building friendships with our patients. We know that orthodontic care is more than moving teeth: it’s caring for the person who owns the smile. It’s a joy to become friends with patients and their families and will look forward to visits as a time to hear your latest news!

Our Commitment to Excellence

We believe you deserve advanced care, using state-of-the-art technology and techniques. Dr. Phillis and our clinical team stay current on advancements in orthodontics through continuing education. This ensures you receive the right treatment for your unique needs.

We also believe you deserve customer care that exceeds your expectations. We’ll find appointment times that work with your busy life, including later appointments on Mondays. We also offer flexible financing options, which fit with most every family’s budget. And we have three convenient office locations, serving all of Southwest Colorado!

Schedule a Complimentary Consultation

Please contact us to schedule a complimentary consultation at our Durango, Cortez, or Pagosa Springs, CO orthodontic office.

Dr. Phillis and everyone at A Smile By Design looks forward to welcoming you to our orthodontic family. We can’t wait to start you on the path to a lifetime of amazing smiles! Call, today!