Mark Runge DDS, MS

Our office works with children and adolescents only. We do no adult treatment. This specialization in pediatric and adolescent care at the Western Springs office began in 2016 when Dr. Runge received staff privileges at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Chicago. On Thursdays, he is a member of the team that provides reconstructive pediatric plastic surgery services to children with Cleft Lip and Palate as well as other facial differences. For more information, see Craniofacial Care.

Treatment of the growing patient is where the art of Orthodontics meets the science of the child’s growth. Since the dynamics of growth in adolescence demands such careful attention, Dr. Runge routinely applies current growth studies to deliver the most effective results for your child.

Most cases are treated in one phase of braces for 18 months at the time of the growth spurt. This is roughly between the ages of 9-11 for girls and 13-15 for boys.  Two-phase treatment is done on occasion when the child presents with specific bite problems at a pre-adolescent age.

Categories: Dentist

518 Hillgrove Avenue
Western Springs, IL 60558 


708-246-8881 (Main)

Spring Orthodontics

Our mission at Spring Orthodontics is to deliver more than just a winning smile. We hope you enjoy the journey along the way and look forward to your visits. We feel honored to treat our friends and neighbors in the surrounding communities and strive to deliver exceptional customer service, clinical excellence, and lasting results! We have a strong focus on retention so your smile looks just as good twenty years from now as it does the day you complete your treatment.
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Categories: Dentist

800 Hillgrove Avenue, Suite 200
Western Springs, IL 60558