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L'il Palates Sweeper - Palate Expander Cleaning Tool

L'il Palates Sweeper  - Palate Expander Cleaning Tool
L'il Palates Sweeper  - Palate Expander Cleaning Tool
L'il Palates Sweeper  - Palate Expander Cleaning Tool
L'il Palates Sweeper  - Palate Expander Cleaning Tool
Item #: DK-R058
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  • Item Description

  • FAQ

  • Lynn Says

  • Customer Q & A

Item Description

If you or your kids wear an expander or palatally-positioned orthodontic appliance, you'll love this handy new Lil Palates tool.

L'il Palates™ was created by a dentist for his young son. The surprisingly soft and flexible plastic device comfortably flexes along the palatal vault (roof of the mouth) to help loosen trapped food and debris. It's great for Hyrax, Nance, Herbst, Haas, and other orthodontic appliances.

To use, simply place the hooked end between the palate and the expander to remove debris. Intended for adult use/adult supervision.

Gentle and easy to use, L'il Palates stores within its own handle (like a pocket knife) and includes three cheerful rubberized charms: a smiley face, a soccer ball, and a butterfly, along with small ball chains to attach the charms to the device. Lil Palates is available in blue or purple color. Sorry, charms are not sold separately.

L'il Palates™ is a trademark of Big Palette Enterprises, LLC.

FAQ

  • L'il Palates stores within its own handle (like a pocket knife).

  • You get three cheerful rubberized charms: a frog, a turtle, and a butterfly. The device is available in blue or purple color. Sorry, charms are not sold separately.

Lynn Says

When you have a palate expander at the roof of your mouth, food always gets stuck there and can be very difficult to remove. This tool makes it easy and simple to deal with the everyday inconveniences of wearing a palate expander.

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Review Summary
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96% Recommend this product (22 of 23 responses)
By Amy
North Wales, PA
A Must Have for Expanders!
May 10, 2016
My 7 y/o daughter recently had an expander installed and was so frustrated by the food that was getting stuck on the roof of her mouth. A friend recommended these palate cleaners and they have been wonderful! They are cute, inexpensive, and work! The shipping was very fast as well (ordered Friday night and they were delivered on Monday!)
I ordered several so that she could leave one at school, home, and I keep one in my purse! Great purchase!
By Kimberly
South Windsor Ct 06074
Great product
August 20, 2020
Orthodontists should be handing these out.
Works great. Removes what toothbrushing can't.
By Jessica
Oak Park, IL
Awesome Little Tool!
August 5, 2020
This little tool is awesome! My 9 year old has been very sensitive to food getting caught in his expander since having it put in a few weeks ago. We were using both a water flosser and a plastic toothpick to try to get out the harder to reach pieces, but neither worked as quickly or easily as this handy and flexible tool. Highly recommend, and we’ll likely be ordering another one to keep at school!
By LB
Grand Haven, MI
Not what I expected
October 8, 2019
After seeing all the great reviews I was disappointed in this. Is is very flimsy, it says its made of silicone but to me it seems more like the plastic material that notebook dividers are made from. It is not comfortable for my daughter to use.
Merchant Response:We're sorry that you're not totally happy with the product. Most people really like the Lil Palates device. The description on our product page does not say that it's made of silicone; we're not sure where you got that idea. Here is the description from our website: If you or your kids wear an expander or palatally-positioned orthodontic appliance, you'll love this handy new Lil Palates tool. L'il Palates%u2122 was created by a dentist for his young son. The surprisingly soft and flexible plastic device comfortably flexes along the palatal vault (roof of the mouth) to help loosen trapped food and debris. It's great for Hyrax, Nance, Herbst, Haas, and other orthodontic appliances. To use, simply place the hooked end between the palate and the expander to remove debris. Intended for adult use/adult supervision. Gentle and easy to use, L'il Palates stores within its own handle (like a pocket knife) and includes three cheerful rubberized charms: a smiley face, a soccer ball, and a butterfly, along with small ball chains to attach the charms to the device. Lil Palates is available in blue or purple color. Sorry, charms are not sold separately. L'il Palates%u2122 is a trademark of Big Palette Enterprises, LLC.
By Kristen
Utah
Perfect for my 7 year old!
September 4, 2019
I loved ordering the 2 pack of this... one stays in my son's lunchbox for school and one stays in the drawer by our table. It's perfect for getting food out of his expander and so soft and flexible it doesn't hurt at all. Grateful someone invented this product!
By Jennifer
Round Rock, Texas
Just what we needed
June 15, 2019
My son is great at getting food lodged in his expander but terrible at getting it out. The small brushes we used could only push food to the back at best if they could move it at all. This tool works just like it says it will and it doesn't hurt at all.
By MB
Colorado
Helpful
May 25, 2019
Great product. It has made my kids life easier with the expander.
ProsWorks well.
ConsCosts as much to ship as the product itself
By Disneygirl925
Wylie, TX
This tool is a life changer for kids with expanders!
April 25, 2019
Our 11 year old recently had a palate expander 'installed' and he was only comfortable eating ice cream because everything else got stuck. We tried a Water Pik but it took forever to clean the expander. This sweeper allows him to eat almost anything he wants and we can clean out his expander in a matter of minutes. It changed his entire attitude about life with an expander!
By Jo
Pennsylvania
Great tool
April 24, 2019
Great tool
I keep one at home, in my purse, and in my daughter's book bag
By Kayla
San Antonio
Expander cleaner
August 23, 2018
Great product for reaching in these hard spots. Also easy to clean and take to school.
By Grandma
Greensburg, PA
Got it for my 11 year old grandaughter
August 9, 2018
She was having so much trouble eating with her expander and was always leaving the table to clean it during the meal. Looked on the internet to see if I could find something for her. She thought it sounded like it would be much better than a toothpick and was delighted to be able to clean the expander in a second and be able to finish eating.
ProsEating no longer a chore
ConsNone
By Heather
Charleston WV
Perfect
August 9, 2018
I love this item. It is exactly what we needed. It has made our lives with an expanded much more bearable!
By Cheryl
Oakland, California
This is a lifesaver
April 18, 2018
My daughter got a palate extender and the worse part was getting food stuck in it. The interdental brush the dentist gave her did not work. The Lil Palate Sweeper easily gets the food out that is stuck. All dentists should give this to their patients that her palate extenders.
ProsWorks great Inexpensive
ConsNone
By Maritza
Oceanside, ca
Great, practical tool, my 10 year old is happy to have sweeper
April 11, 2018
My 10 year old got his expander and braces on together and was struggling with the transition. Palate sweeper is a great help, easy to use and he takes one to school. Grateful for this product!
ProsPotable, easy to use, nice keychain feature
By Emily
Suffolk, Virginia
This is a great tool for kids with expanders
October 29, 2017
This is really great! A must have....order one if your orthodontist doesn't offer them. It works better than the brushes.

Highly recommend
By Johannah Z.
Bridgeton, NJ
Lifesaver!
October 12, 2017
This product is a lifesaver!!! My girls are 8 and 10 and were distraught after getting their pallet expanders- they are totally grossed out by food getting stuck and wouldn't eat if I wasn't there with soft picks to clean it- this item is safe, comfy, and easy for them - they pack it in their lunch bag everyday to use after lunch at school! I am buying more for their backpacks and at home!
By Melissa N.
Hope, Arkansas
Life saver!
July 6, 2017
This tool has been a life saver for my son. I found it online after he cried after eating the first time after getting his palate expander. He would barely eat for a week because of the aggravation of stuff getting stuck between the roof of his mouth and the expander. After getting the palate sweeper and using it the first time he smiled so big at me because it was so easy for him to use and it quickly worked and got the food out.
By Happy M.
Chicago, Illinois
A necessity with an expander!!
June 15, 2017
My son, age 8, got his expander last week. I had ordered a few of these in advance as I had ordered items from Denta Kit a few years ago for my own braces. The orthodontist gave my son a little brush to get the stuck food out of the expander, but my son tells me it doesn't work. He absolutely loves this Lil Palates Sweeper. I am back to order a few more! He needs one at home, in my purse, in his backpack, and a couple of backups. They wash nicely with dish soap and water too.
By Christina M.
Queens, New York
Genius product
March 13, 2017
Every dentist office should be selling this item. Every child that has a palate extender deals with discomfort and food being lodged underneath. My daughter would panic when the food would not come loose. This product is perfectly designed to extract the food from underneath the palate. Bravo! I have one happy kid now, she takes it with her everywhere!
By Kc
Wichita
A must have!
July 19, 2016
These are great for my 8 year old. We ordered to few to keep on hand at different locations (school, home, mom's purse, etc.) They make the cleaning process a lot easier.
By Alice
Toronto, CA
great for kids
April 8, 2016
my daughter had a difficult time with food getting stuck in the expander. this tool is perfect -- it's soft, flexible and works perfectly to get food unstuck without scraping her palate.
By blanca
kent
love it
March 11, 2016
I love it but I wish there was a carrying case with it. I been using a zip lock baggie which is fine but it would be nicer to have a case.
Merchant Response:Blanca, thanks for your review. We agree, it would be nice to have a case for the Lil Palates Tool. The manufacturer does not supply a case. Perhaps we will look into that idea!
By Lisa
Owensboro, KY
A must-have
September 10, 2015
The perfect tool to clean the hard-to-reach places created by a palate expander. My granddaughter carries it with her to school, overnight visits, anywhere she plans to eat!