Meet Dr. Markus Niepraschk

Dr. Niepraschk and family


Doctor Message

Thanks for taking the time to check out our website and get to know me. I am passionate about orthodontics and strongly believe that having a talent for art plays an important role in achieving a great smile. Just as expensive paint or a fancy brush won’t make anyone paint like Picasso, creating a beautiful smile takes more than just having the latest technology or equipmentI enjoy blending my talent in art with my scientific education in orthodontics to achieve the best possible smiles for everyone in your family. All braces are individually placed by myself and are used to design the smile for both aesthetics and function. As a father of five, I understand the value of affordable treatment and providing the best for your family. Because of this, I work zealously to get the best results for everyone–a great value at an affordable fee. Additionally, I only recommend treatment for your child when it is necessary and best for the patient, not my business. I love meeting with and talking to my patients and am happy to answer any questions you might have. I look forward to meeting you! 


  • Graduated 1st in his dental school class
  • Graduated summa cum laude from the VCU School of Dentistry
  • Research published in the prestigious peer-reviewed orthodontic journal The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics
  • Inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists
  • Member of the Virginia Dental Association
  • Invisalign certified and preferred provider
  • Attended an art program for the gifted and talented
  • Treated thousands of patients (see before and after photos of Dr. Niepraschk’s patients under the “Amazing Smiles” tab)
  • Loves kids and is the father of five



Dr. Markus Niepraschk was born and raised in Virginia. After completing his undergraduate studies in nutritional science at Brigham Young University, he attended dental school at Virginia Commonwealth University. While there he received numerous awards for academic and clinical excellence and was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society.

His hard work and dedication to the field of dentistry allowed him to graduate summa cum laude and first in his class. Dr. Niepraschk continued his studies by completing a two-year orthodontic residency at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was awarded a Master of Science degree. His research has been published in The American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

DrNiepraschk believes in staying up-to-date on the latest technology and advances in orthodontic treatment, working closely with other members of the dental field, and communicating closely with patients to provide the best possible treatment and ensure a winning smile. Dr. Niepraschk looks forward to creating local relationships and serving in the community.

Outside of the office, Dr. Niepraschk enjoys camping, hiking, swimming, skiing, woodworking, drawing, photography, and spending time with family. He and his wife Emily have five lively children: Mark, Amelia, Adeline, Audrey, and Rainer. Markus speaks fluent German and enjoys the outdoors. He is currently a youth soccer coach and looks forward to each new season. A rollecoaster junky, he cannot let a summer go by without visiting Busch Gardens.

Dr. Niepraschk is a proud member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Dental Association, and Virginia Dental Association.