A former drug addict who was on the verge of being given a feeding tube after losing all her teeth has undergone a £27,000 dental makeover.
Brittany Negler showed off her gleaming new smile on TikTok after a ‘tooth fairy’ came to her rescue despite her being previously told her dental damage was ‘unfixable.
The 29-year-old, from Philadelphia, US, had turned to drugs to numb the pain of losing her 18-year-old brother which resulted in such severe damage to her teeth that they either fell out or were rotting away.
She said when she turned to a dentist for help she was told the damage was to great to be fixed and instead they removed the rotting teeth she had left.
Brittany was given dentures but they left her unable to eat and her weight plummeted to just 35kg (5st 5lb).
She was on the verge of having a feeding tube fitted when she turned to cosmetic dentist Dr Kenny Wilstead who agreed to give her the five-figure dental transformation.
Britanny shared a video of her transformation on TikTok which has attracted a whopping 31.6 million views.
In the clip she also explains she was unable to eat because they were so big she could not eat or close her mouth.
She said: “When I chew, there is so much pain up here.”
“The sores just keep popping up.”
“I don’t leave the house anymore. I won’t leave the house because it’s embarrassing. My face is sinking in,” she said.
Brittany said she believes her former dentist ‘made up her records’ before she collected them to give to Dr Wilstead.
“On there [her dental records] it says fixable by a root canal, but they never said anything about a root canal. They said my teeth weren’t fixable that they had to be pulled,” she said.
A a shocked Dr Wilstead could be heard saying in the clip: “They literally pulled all your teeth and did dentures because of some minor (issues).”
The clip shows the dentist fitting Brittany with a pair of removable dentures.
A delightful Brittany looks at her new natural looking smile in the mirror before rushing over to hug the doctor.
It has not been revealed how much Brittany paid for the transformation.
After the procedure, Dr Wilstead and his wife took Brittany to their favourite restaurant for a meal.
He wrote on Instagram : “First meal, my wife and I decided to take Brittany to our favorite restaurant ‘Snuffers’. Just to see how the new teeth would handle.”