About Us:

Welcome to Valley Orthodontics!
Thank you for visiting the website of Valley Orthodontics! Our orthodontic office is conveniently located in Hudson, Wisconsin. Valley Orthodontics isn’t your ordinary orthodontic practice. There is a sense of teamwork and a professionalism that you won’t find everywhere else. This is a one-of-a-kind office where we pride ourselves in not only providing clinical excellence, but also creating a lasting personal relationship. Dr. Becky S. Maher is dedicated to the highest level of orthodontic care and welcomes you and your family to her office.

We want you to know that in our office, your best interest is at heart. To provide the most effective, efficient treatment we are proud to offer Insignia braces, Clartity™ braces and Invisalign®.

Please contact us today or fill out the New Patient Request to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation. At Valley Orthodontics, you, your health and your smile are important to us!

Meet Our Doctor

Hello and welcome! I was lucky to grow up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin with one older sister and two younger twin brothers. Our Dad, Dr. Jerry Blachowiak was an orthodontist in town. We loved swimming, fishing and playing in Lake Wissota. I can still remember the smell of the Leninkugel beer hops as a Life Guard at the public pool. After graduating as a Chi Hi Cardinal, I went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Pharmacology and Toxicology. Go Badgers! After taking a sculpture class in college I realized I loved both art and science so I decided to pursue dentistry closer to home in Gopher territory. At the University of Minnesota, I completed my DDS and was accepted into the prestigious University of Minnesota Orthodontic Program. There I completed my Masters of Science degree and Orthodontic Specialty Certificate in 2001. I began practicing in the metro area and eventually settled in the St. Croix Valley.

I love being an orthodontist because I have the privilege of helping my patients achieve a beautiful, functional smile. I love seeing my younger patients grow up (sometimes those before and after photos are a lot more interesting than the teeth!). One of my favorite parts is the absolute joy that patients experience on the day they get their braces off.

I also love being able to give back to the community. I am a Smiles Change Lives provider and support numerous local organizations, so if you have one in mind let us know!

I am active with many associations including the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association, the Wisconsin Dental Association, and the American Association of Orthodontists. I am also a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics (the only advanced education recognized by the American Association of Orthodontics). Professionally, I believe learning is a lifelong pursuit, so I also enjoy attending continuing education classes in order to stay current on the latest advancements in the field of orthodontics.

I live in the great community of Hudson, Wisconsin and enjoy spending quality time with my husband, John, our three daughters and dog, Luna. When I get a chance I also love to travel, scuba dive, read, hike, bike, ski, and take art and gym classes.

I look forward to meeting you and getting to know you! If at any time you have any questions, please feel free to call me at the office or e-mail me at doctorbecky@valley-orthodontics.com.

Meet Our Staff

Hello to all of you! I joined our team over 20 years ago and am a proud bearer of many hats. My multi-task position is wonderful, and I love to contribute to such a positive working atmosphere that the entire staff has created here at Valley Orthodontics. Every aspect of our patients’ care is important to me, and I truly love the joy our patients express from their healthy smiles achieved by Dr. Maher and the assistants.

Away from the office, I have served on many community boards. I enjoy music and time spent in my vegetable and flower gardens. And because I am a bit of a social extrovert, I thoroughly welcome social time with family, friends and of course my Valley Orthodontic teammates. My husband of over 30 years and I value family time with our children and grandchildren. We love the outdoors and are avid sports fans.

I’ve been a Registered and Certified Dental Assistant since 1999. I received my clinical training at Lakeland Medical/Dental Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I joined Dr. Maher’s staff in April 2005. I head up the lab at Valley Orthodontics as well as working chair-side with patients. What drew me to orthodontics was seeing the beautiful smiles we create every day. It makes it all worthwhile to see the patient walk out the door with a new self-assurance. I enjoy working at Valley Orthodontics because Dr. Maher and staff are some of the warmest and most compassionate people I have worked with. Plus, we have the best patients around!

When I’m out of the office, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Tom; daughter, Fiona; and sweetheart of a dog, Ella. I enjoy hiking along the North Shore, running, shopping with Fiona and going out to dinner with our family and friends.

Gina Hierlmeier–Orthodontic Assistant

In 2012, I graduated with a degree in Biology with an emphasis in Biotechnology from Viterbo University in LaCrosse, WI. Since then I have found that working in orthodontics is a gratifying career best suited for me; the variety and patient interactions make each and every day fun and unique. Watching our patients grow and transform personally and through their orthodontic treatment is another reward of working in orthodontics. Dr. Maher and the other staff at Valley Orthodontics make for a truly enjoyable work experience.

Away from work, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Ben, and our energetic dog, Remi. We are avid Wisconsin sports fans and enjoy getting to as many games each season as we can. Additionally, I enjoy spending time in the kitchen baking and cooking new things.

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